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2 Fruitland Men Lured, Bound and Beaten

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FRUITLAND, Md.- It started with two men getting invited to visit friends in a Fruitland home. But what happened next was frightening.

Court documents show that 19-year-old Katlyn Nicole Jones invited two men to the Fruitland home last Saturday.

Inside, according to court documents, alleged victim La'Bryant Dorman, of Fruitland, claims that he and his friend Ryan Byrd, also of Fruitland, were hanging out when two brothers walked in with a shotgun and a baseball bat.

The brothers were identified as Ross Stephens, 20, of Salisbury and Gavin Stephens, 17, also of Salisbury, according to Fruitland police.

Dorman told police Ross yelled "get on the ground, get on your knees," as the elder Stephens held the two victims at gunpoint.

Dorman said after getting away he ran to a nearby hotel to call the police, according to court documents.

Diane Atkins lives a couple doors down from the scene. 

"I'm not surprised," said Atkins, of Fruitland.

Neighbor Greg Roberts said he heard about the incident.

"For some reason, police were riding a couple days ago, two days ago," said Greg Roberts, of Fruitland.

Now Atkins is keeping an eye on this house.

"Oh, I'll watch them a little closer because I got young kids around," she said.

The Stephens brothers, along with Nicholas Joseph Stuetz, 22, of Fruitland, are all facing charges in the armed robbery. Jones, of Fruitland, is facing conspiracy charges.

Ross is being held on $500,000 bond, Gavin on $150,000 bond, Stuetz on $100,000 bond and Jones on $50,000 property bond. 

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