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March 10, 2008

Albany -- An Albany teenager, 19-year-old Jarvis Yarn, accused for gunning down a man during a home invasion robbery Friday night is still on the run Monday.

Three teenage girls are in jail. Police say they helped set up three men for robbery. Investigators also say those girls had a sexual relationship with the murder victim but stop short of saying a prostitution ring led to murder.

Albany Police say the three teenage girls arrested for being party to the armed robbery and aggravated assault that left 28 year old Manuel Montanes dead Friday night knew him and the other three men in the apartment. Albany Police Lt. Kendra Wilson said "in the past there was a sexual relationship between them." Wilson said "they have visited these victims before, and they have talked to us they have been there several times."

Investigators say 18 year old La'Kesha Flewellen, 19 year old Nicole Brown, and 16 year old Kyinde Bellamy were visiting Montanes, his brother, and two other men, when there was a knock at the door. One of the girls answered the door, and a man with a gun stormed inside and demanded money. Investigators say that man was Yarn.

  Montanes and his brother tried to run out the back door, and the robber fired four shots. One hit Montanes in the stomach, and he died at the Hospital that night. Police found four 9 millimeter shell casings next to the door of the apartment.  The robber and the three girls ran together, and a white Dodge car with a paper auto dealer tag was seen leaving the apartment complex. After One AM Police found the car at Nab's Tavern on Turner Field Road, with two of the girls still inside.

Police say the girls are cooperating, and warrants have been issued for 19 year old Jarvis Yarn. He  is 5-foot-7 inches tall and 120 pounds. Investigators say because of language difficulties with the victims, they are still not one hundred percent clear of the motive, or why these men were targeted.Lt. Wilson said "we have not confirmed that these are prostitutes. We have not confirmed that this was dealing with prostitution. But we are definitely investigating that angle as well."

Police took murder, armed robbery, and aggravated assault warrants against Yarn. They ask if you have seen Yarn or have any information to call Crimestoppers at 436-TIPS or 9-1-1. There is a reward offered.

An autopsy was performed on Montanes at the GBI crime lab in Atlanta Monday. Investigators say he was a native of Mexico who was in the United States legally working in the construction trade.

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