LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two teenagers and a 22-year-old accused of concocting a scam to steal a man's money and beat him to the point he thought he was going to die are on the run.
The crime happened back in December. However, charges were just filed on Wednesday against two teenage girls and two men.
Julius Torstrick's granddaughter, Taylor Torstrick, 16, is one of the teenagers police are looking for.
"She doesn't want to go by any rules whatsoever," he said. Julius Torstrick is also her guardian since both of her parents have been in and out of jail, but he hasn't seen his granddaughter since Christmas when she ran away.
"It makes me feel terrible," he said. "I mean I worry every day."
Court documents revealed in December Torstrick went to an apartment building on Harrison Avenue in Clarksville with Amy Brabandt, 17. Police believe Brabandt knew the man who lived in the apartment and knew he had lots of cash.
"The basic plan was for the females to come into the house with the two male occupants of the house and engage in some sort of activity with those males and while those males were indisposed to have those two other males into the house and conduct a robbery," said Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull.
Brabandt later told police the plan was to signal Jordan Amos, 22, and Aaron Davis, 19. They would enter the apartment and beat the man. The victim told investigators that's what happened. The two stormed in with their faces covered. Police believe Amos hit the victim in the head with a metal pipe several times. They got away with hundreds of dollars.
"They will be charged as adults," said Mull. "These are adult charges."
Davis, Brabandt and Torstrick remain on the run. Julius Torstrick had one message for his granddaughter.
"Taylor turn yourself in please," he said. "It's not going to get any better, you just need to help yourself now. Please turn yourself in."
Amos was arrested and taken into custody in Colorado. Davis is believed to be hiding out of state and the two teenage girls are believed to be in the Louisville area.
If you have any information in the case you are asked to call the Clarksville Police Department at (812) 288-7151.
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