Police released the emergency calls from two children who called for help after two suspects broke into their home in Manchester on Tuesday morning.
Police said 29-year-old Clinton Mitchell and 27-year-old Michael Walters are expected to face a judge on Wednesday after a home invasion on Walnut Street.
Dispatchers received a 911 call from an unidentified 11-year-old and 12-year-old who were inside the home around 12:30 p.m.
“There’s a guy inside our house,” the 11-year-old told dispatch.
The dispatcher asked the child if he knew the man and he simply replied “no.” At this time, police said the 11-year-old and 12-year-old hide in their mom’s room from Mitchell and Walters.
Officers rushed to the home and found the children unharmed. Mitchell and Walters were located hiding in the basement, police added.
The police were also able to seize a .22 caliber handgun from the suspects. They also stated that they found marijuana in the residence, but it is unclear who the drugs belonged to.
According to court documents, the home was targeted because of drugs.
According to court documents obtained by Eyewitness News, Mitchell told investigators he was in "a tough spot money wise," so he decided to target the "high level marijuana dealer" Manchester home and he enlisted the help of his cousin Walters.
Neither suspect anticipated anyone was home.
"This has been a very quiet neighborhood," neighbor Robert Maurice said. "We've never had any issues. The police have never come by and told us there's problems."
As police searched the home, court documents said there was a "strong order of marijuana coming from the basement" with several air fresheners to try and mask the smell.
"I never smelled anything. You don't even smell leaves burning around here," Maurice said.
Mitchell and Walters, of Springfield, Ma. were both charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, risk of injury to a minor, first-degree criminal mischief and criminal possession of a handgun. Walters charged with interfering with police.
Both men appeared at Manchester Superior Court on Wednesday. Their next court appearance is on Jan. 27. They are being held on $650,000 bond.
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