TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Wyoming authorities arrested three suspects allegedly involved in a home invasion and robbery in downtown Twin Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
The robbery took place on Monday, Oct 2., on Ash street close to Bickel Elementary.
"It was just a really, really scary situation. I didn't really know how to react, honestly," says victim of the home invasion, Brenton Wells.
Wells and one of the other victims in this burglary, JT, became friends about four years ago and they both know Colton Jeffress.
"Honestly, we were just chilling and his cousin Colton comes into the house to say 'What's up' and I give him daps like 'Hey, what's up,' because obviously he is a friend of me," Wells tells me.
Things changed for the worse in a matter of seconds.
"He goes to sit by his counter and JT had his gun there and he grabbed it and these two guys in a red hoodies come in," he says.
According to the police report, Jeffress took a safe with money, JT's gun, a Playstation and both of their cellphones.
Wells says, "Colton walks up to JT because JT was back by the window and he goes 'Where's the money, or he goes give me the money,' and then he pepper sprays him."
Detective at the Twin Falls Police Department Jason Kelly says, "Definitely don't put yourself at risk to be harmed anymore than absolutely necessary to protect an item that can be replaced easily."
Wells tells me he did the safe thing.
"It really opened my eyes with that experience, so right now, I don't know, just focus on me right now," says Wells.
Wyoming police arrested Colton Jeffress on Tuesday, Oct. 3 for armed robbery and aggravated battery.
JT did not want to be on camera, but he tells me Jeffress has been a family friend to him for almost 20 years.
"He's definitely feeling upset and very distraught," Wells says of JT.
Wells says he felt like he was in a movie or video game.
"I watch movies and play games about that and, I don't know, an imaginable experience and as soon as it happened, like 'wow, this is really happening," Wells continues, "Once they pepper sprayed me, that's when I was like 'I need to get out of here, this is real.'"
Detective Kelly tells me the investigation is ongoing and they will extradite Jeffress and the two other suspect to Idaho.