Invasion accomplices charged with murder

Published 6:29 am Friday, March 9, 2012

The two accomplices to the man who kicked in the front door of a home in Troy Monday and terrorized a young couple have officially been charged with felony murder in his death.

Parrish Bean and Deanna McLeod, both 20 and of Troy, now each face one count of first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of attempted murder and one count of felony murder.

They are being held in the Pike County Jail and their bonds have been upped by $100,000 and are now $600,000 each, according to Troy Police Sgt. Benny Scarbrough.

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Bean and McLeod are tied to the early Monday morning home invasion on Martha George Hall Drive in Troy where 21-year-old Thomas White III wore a ski mask and wielded a gun as he kicked in the front door of a home at 2 a.m.

Police reported, once inside, a violent struggle took place as the young homeowners defended themselves against the gunman.

The couple suffered cuts and other wounds, but they were released from the hospital earlier this week.

White, who was stabbed in the back and legs multiple times during the struggle, died Wednesday morning.

As part of Alabama’s Criminal Code, Bean and McLeod are held liable in White’s death. Alabama’s Self-Defense Law states the couple White attacked cannot be held accountable for his death.

“I am glad to see that the Troy Police Department was able to quickly determine that there were other individuals involved,” said District Attorney Tom Anderson.

“I am going to prosecute this as aggressively as we possibly can.”