http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2006/May-23-Tue-2006/news/7559822.htmlMay 23, 2006 Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal Mother chases armed men following home invasion By LAWRENCE MOWER REVIEW-JOURNAL Furious at the armed men who had invaded her North Las Vegas home Monday afternoon and terrorized her three children, a 5-foot-2-inch woman jumped in her purple Cadillac Escalade and drove after the men as they fired shots at her, police said. The 28-year-old single mother "just didn't want these guys to get away," North Las Vegas Police spokesman Tim Bedwell said. Advertisement Click here for W Las Vegas! The men had stormed into her home in the 2900 block of White Peaks Avenue, near Losee Road and Tropical Parkway, and had taken a small home safe that she said contained her three children's birth certificates, shot records, Social Security numbers and other personal papers, Bedwell said. The woman, whose name was not released, called 911 from her cell phone at 12:30 p.m. to report the home invasion and told the 911 call taker that she was following the suspects' gold Chevrolet Malibu. As she followed the vehicle, one or more of the men began firing at her, and at least one bullet struck one of her tires, forcing her to pull over, Bedwell said. By chasing the suspects herself, the woman, whose children -- ages 11, 7 and 4 -- were home at the time of the robbery, "definitely put herself in more danger than we would have preferred," Bedwell said. "We always warn people that they just never know if a suspect is armed. Well, in this case, she knew they were armed and she went after them anyway. "The officers said she is apparently kind of fiery but she also is just a little bitty thing, probably weighs all of 120 pounds, and afterward the danger started to sink in and she was crying and hugging the officers," Bedwell said. When she was no longer able to chase the suspects, officers picked up the pursuit, and the three suspects bailed out of their Malibu at Pontiac Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, Bedwell said. Police arrested two of them almost immediately: 42-year-old Jerry Edwards and 38-year-old Steven Norwood, both of North Las Vegas. But the third suspect, 28-year-old Cortrayer Zone of North Las Vegas, ran to a home in the 1200 block of Bluff Avenue, pried his way through security bars on a window and climbed into the house, police said. It turned out to be the window of a child's bedroom, and the child's 27-year-old mother ran outside screaming that a man had broken into her baby's room and was inside with her baby, Bedwell said. North Las Vegas Police officers Bryan Kolstad and Robert Sullivan rushed into the home and arrested Zone at gunpoint, Bedwell said. Bedwell said the three suspects are all felons with "extensive" police records. Edwards, Norwood and Zone all face charges of kidnapping for holding the 28-year-old woman and her three children at gunpoint, police said. They will also face some combination of charges including robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary with a deadly weapon, conspiracy, and felon in possession of a firearm, Bedwell said. Zone is expected to face additional charges related to breaking into the second home.