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Deputies Arrest Suspect In 2 Summerfield Home Robberies

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Wayne Frazier (Photo courtesy of Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

A man was arrested Monday after officials say he committed at least two robberies in May and June in the Stonecrest subdivision in Summerfield.

Wayne Frazier, 25, was charged with premeditated attempted first-degree murder, home invasion robbery with a deadly weapon, and shooting into an occupied dwelling, according to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

In the first one, on May 18, a man approached a Stonecrest home early in the morning and attempted to open the door, the release said.

The homeowner saw the man and opened the door. The man was wearing a bandana that covered his face, and he was holding a handgun in one hand and a Taser in the other.

The man robbed the homeowner of the money in his wallet and demanded his car keys, the release said. The homeowner then closed and locked the door.

The man threatened to shoot and kill the homeowner and shot through the door.

The homeowner’s wife called 911, and the man fled the home.

Deputies identified Frazier as a suspect in the May crime after he committed another robbery in the same neighborhood in June, sheriff’s office spokesman Paul Bloom later told WUFT News by phone.

“This is a neighborhood where we don’t typically have this type of crime,” he said. “It is a gated community. Everybody kind of knows everybody and keeps an eye out for everybody.”

Deputies collected evidence and presented a photo lineup to the homeowner from the May robbery, Bloom said. The homeowner was able to immediately identify Frazier.

Frazier lived within a few miles of the neighborhood, but the victims were likely random, Bloom said.

Frazier remained in Marion County jail as of Wednesday on $141,000 bond.

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