A 19-year-old Northport was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree robbery after he allegedly masterminded an armed home invasion at the end of January.

According to court documents filed Thursday, Marquis Deon Silver identified a house on Snows Mill Avenue in Northport as a good prospect for a robbery and hatched a plan with three others to pull it off.

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According to the deposition, Silver showed the trio the home as well as a trail that led from Valley Hills apartments to the back of the house.

On January 25th, the three suspects broke into the house. The victim told police all three were dressed in all black clothing, wearing face coverings and armed with "AR-type" rifles.

The robbers forced the victim to the ground and stole more than $1,500 cash as well as the woman's purse.

Two weeks later, Northport Police officers arrested Silver for possession of a stolen handgun, and during an interview with investigators Silver reportedly admitted to planning the earlier robbery, but not participating in the home invasion. He said the three other suspects gave him $100 for his involvement.

Silver was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree possession of stolen property. He remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Friday on a combined $20,000 bond.

Keith Carpenter, the assistant chief of the Northport Police Department, said the three people who carried out the robbery are still at large, but suspects have been developed and arrests may be soon to follow.

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