Clewiston man jailed for home invasion in Okeechobee

Remberto Brown

Remberto Brown

A Clewiston man wanted for his alleged involvement in an Okeechobee home invasion robbery is now behind bars in the Okeechobee County Jail.

Remberto Lebron Brown, 22, was brought to Okeechobee this week from the Leon County Jail to face charges of home invasion robbery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Brown, of a West Alverdez Avenue address in Clewiston, is being held on $200,000 bond. He was brought here from the Leon County Jail where he was being held on a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement officer without violence.

Brown’s partner in the alleged robbery — Albert Lewis Hester III, 22, of Okeechobee — was arrested Aug. 12 in Hendry County. Hester was arrested there on a Glades County warrant charging him with two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Once it was learned he was wanted in regard to the alleged home invasion robbery Hester was returned to Okeechobee.

He is also being held on $200,000 bond.

The two men are accused of breaking into a DeBerry gardens home on Thursday, July 23, just before dark. Once inside the home, they allegedly held two women at gunpoint then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry.

“They shared a small semi-automatic handgun,” said Detective Javier Gonzalez of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), who is the lead investigator on the case.

Detective Gonzalez said neither man wore a mask. No one else was in the home at the time and no one was injured, the detective added.

It’s not known if the gun has been recovered. It’s also not been released if any of the money or jewelry has been found.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson.

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