SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn.- One of three men accused in two violent home invasions and rapes in Sumner County took the stand in court today and confessed to the crime.
In June 2012 three men were arrested after police said they were responsible for two sexual assaults during home invasion. Goodlettsville Police Department arrested 22-year-old Mitchell Anthony Beverly Jr., 18-year-old Emonnie D. Branch Jr. and 20-year-old Dwayne D. Fleming.
The first home invasion happened on June 12 around 11 p.m. in the Castalian Springs area. The second invasion occurred on June 14 around the same time at a home on Jill Street in Gallatin. In both cases, two men entered homes during the night, raped the female victims, robbed the homes, and fled the scene.
Branch took the stand on Wednesday and confessed to raping both women. He said he decided to confess for moral reasons.
All three men were being held in the Sumner county jail.