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Pair charged in violent Boise home invasion

The victim told police he was attacked and knocked unconscious after answering a knock at his door Sunday night.
Credit: Ada Co. Jail
Terry Plew

BOISE -- Two people are in custody after investigators linked them to a home invasion robbery and a series of car burglaries Sunday night.

Terry Plew, 28, and a 17-year-old boy are now facing charges in connection to the crime spree.

According to Boise Police, officers were called out to a business near Franklin and Curtis roads at 11:20 p.m. for a report of an injured man.

When they arrived, the victim told police he had been attacked and knocked unconscious during a break-in at his home in the 5500 block of Franklin Road.

The man said he answered a knock on his door to find two men standing on his doorstep. The pair asked for someone who was not at that address, then hit the victim in the face with a large piece of wood or other blunt object, the resident said.

The blow knocked him out, the victim said, and he awoke to find the burglars rummaging through the house. The victim was able to run away down the street and call 911, he said.

The injured man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

As officers were investigating the home invasion, they received another call about suspicious people possibly breaking into cars about a mile away near Alpine and Latah streets.

Police responded and found the car burglary suspects - later identified as Plew and the teenage boy - who matched the description of the pair involved in the home invasion. Investigators determined that Plew is an acquaintance of one of the victim's friends.

Officers found some of the property stolen during the home robbery in the suspects' possession, as well as several items taken from three unlocked cars nearby.

Plew also was in possession of drug paraphernalia, and was wanted on warrants for burglary and grand theft charges, police say. Both suspects were arrested at the scene.

Plew was booked into the Ada County Jail on charges of robbery, drug possession and three felony burglary counts, in addition to the warrants. The 17-year-old was taken to juvenile detention on a felony robbery charge.