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Two college athletes arrested in violent home invasion in court

Authorities said the suspects then went through the home and took cellphones, wallets, and Nike shoes before leaving.

ATLANTA — UPDATE: The judge denied the two women bond.

UPDATE: A court hearing is being held on Monday, December 2. 

During the proceedings, a Fulton County judge today probable cause for Lyndsey Kallish, 19, of Duluth and Lauren Rielly, 20, of Alpharetta to be bound over for trial on a number of charges in connection with an armed robbery of a group of people at an Airbnb house on Wylie Street in Atlanta last month. 

The judge dropped several of the charges, including burglary, being involved in a gang and using a gun in the commission of a felony. He upheld charges of aggravated assault, home invasion, armed robbery and aggravated battery and bound the athletes over for trial on those charges. He also said a grand jury may add back the charges he did not uphold.


A violent home invasion led to the arrest of what appear to be two college lacrosse players. 

Lauren Rielly, 20, and Lyndsey Kallish, 19, were arrested in connection to a violent home invasion, according to Atlanta Police. A Life University athletics website indicates the two are athletes at the Marietta school.

According to a release by Atlanta Police, officers were called to Wylie Street on Nov. 8 shortly before 2:30 p.m. in reference to a robbery. 

According to the county jail commitment document, Rielly and Kallish told another suspect and Maxx Pritchett about a party where there would be large amounts of cash and a lot of narcotics. The document states that Pritchett and the unnamed suspect told the two women that they were going to go to the party and take the drugs and they would give Rielly and Kallish cash in return. The two women went into the party to check it out, according to the release, prior to the men entering.

Victims told police that a group of masked men entered the home while the door was unlocked and brandished firearms towards seven people. The masked group then pistol-whipped one victim leaving him with a fractured skull, concussion, and internal bleeding. The suspects left another with a broken nose, according to a report, and punched another man multiple times. The suspects then demanded that everyone else in the house get down on the floor, the report details. 

Authorities said the suspects then went through the home and took cellphones, wallets, and Nike shoes before leaving.

One victim was taken to Grady Hospital for treatment, the report states, while the other victims refused medical attention. 

Investigators are still working to learn the circumstances surrounding the attack. 

Police have yet to detail Rielly's and Kallish's direct involvement with the home invasion, only that they were two of the three arrested in connection with it. Pritchett, was also arrested, according to authorities.

Credit: Atlanta Police Dept

Rielly and Kallish are facing multiple charges including armed robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and battery substantial harm. Both the students have been placed on "interim suspension," while the investigation is ongoing.

Life University released a statement saying they are, "aware of the arrests and ongoing investigation involving two of our students, and we understand the serious nature of the incident. Until such time as all matters have been settled through the legal system, the University has no further comment on the investigation."

The university's athletics website lists what appears to be Rielly and Kallish on the 2018-2019 women's lacrosse roster webpage in the number 23 (Kallish) position and 32 (Rielly) position. 

Authorities have yet to reveal the status of the other suspect. 


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