Man charged in home invasion attack where grandmother, small children were victimized

Ivan Jayasi, 22, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

March 14, 2012 9:34:15 AM PDT
A Houston grandmother was terrorized in her own home last week, and now a man is facing charges.

On March 6, the woman was at her home in the 900 block of Eubanks in north Houston with her two small grandchildren when two men wearing bandanas over their faces burst into the house. Court documents state that Ivan Jayasi, 22, grabbed the woman, while another man pointed a shotgun at her.

While the other man searched the house, Jayasi reportedly held the gun on the victim and her granddaughter. The woman told police that when the men didn't find what they were looking for, they ordered her and her grandchildren into a bathroom. After a time, they came out and the men were gone. They apparently stole only a suitcase containing a typewriter.

The victim told police she believed she recognized Jayasi as an acquaintance of her daughter and son-in-law. A neighbor who witnessed the men go into the home with a shotgun and bandanas over their faces identified him to police as well.

Jayasi is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Bail has been set at $50,000.