Four Fort Riley soldiers accused of knifepoint robbery

FORT RILEY, Kan. | Four 1st Infantry Division soldiers are being held on charges in an alleged burglary at knifepoint off post.

The incident occurred early Friday at a Junction City home near Fort Riley.

A Fort Riley spokesman said the soldiers allegedly broke into the home and held a family at knifepoint during the burglary. One of the victims called police using a cell phone.

The soldiers were arrested at the home without incident as they tried to leave the house.

Arrested were Pvt. Joshua D. McGatha, Pvt. Romale Pope, Pvt. Jeremy Harris and Pvt. Teandre Thompkins. Ages and hometowns were not immediately available.

The four are charged with aggravated burglary, kidnapping, aggravated assault, theft and criminal threats.