top of page

Las Vegas couple bound, tortured in violent mansion robbery

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Four people accused in a Las Vegas valley robbery spree allegedly bound a couple in their mansion with duct tape and forced a woman’s head underwater in her own bathtub, documents the 8 News Now Investigators obtained said.

In all, eight people face charges in several home invasions, including the shooting of a man in his Henderson home and the kidnapping of the couple in their own home, the 8 News Now Investigators have learned.

Last month, Las Vegas Metro policed arrested Denzale Lee, 27; Raven Queen, 28; and Antonio Washington, 25, on charges relating to the series of burglaries, which officers said amounted to as many as 11. Henderson police arrested Queen and another man, Derrick Roberts, 26, in January for a home invasion and shooting there, they said.

Additionally, police in California arrested Lamonte Butler, 24; and Howard Cavitt, 27, in southern California, for their alleged involvement in the spree dating back to October. Two teenagers also face charges in connection with some of the home invasions, specifically the Henderson shooting, records showed.

On Jan. 12, four armed men broke into a home in the Queensridge neighborhood, duct-taping the 77-year-old man and his wife, beating them and forcing them around the home to open safes, documents alleged.

During the robbery, the suspects forced the woman’s head into a bathtub full of water, documents said. The woman said the men dunked her head three times underwater as she feared for her life.

The group left with money, jewelry and several of the woman’s handbags, documents said. Washington’s DNA later came back as positive on pieces of the duct tape, investigators said.

The 77-year-old man was left hospitalized with a brain injury, documents said.


bottom of page