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“"We appreciate the dedication and commitment of the Auburn City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. This is a difficult time for our campus and community. We're remembering those who lost their lives, and it's important that we pull together to help those who are grieving and recovering," he said. Two men already have been charged with misleading authorities during their search for Leonard, and Police Chief Kevin Murphy said the man who ferried Leonard to the home could be arrested on similar charges. Police surrounded a house in Montgomery Monday afternoon thinking Leonard was inside after they received two solid tips. They swarmed the home with tear gas, spy gear and assault rifles, but after a tense, nine-hour search, they discovered Leonard had fled by the time they arrived. At one point, they believed they heard movement and coughing in the attic, but their search that lasted until early Tuesday turned up nothing. Believing Leonard was hiding in the attic, officers fired tear gas into the rafters and poked through insulation. Investigators said thermal imaging and other technology showed a person was in the attic area. But after midnight, they acknowledged they hadn't heard coughing noises or movement for several hours. Officials said officers found nothing in the attic -- not even an animal that might have fooled detection devices. After police left, at least two holes were visible in the ceiling and the floor was littered with pieces of drywall and insulation. Scraps of insulation also littered the walkway outside the house. Officials promised to repay the house's owner for the damage. Leonard had a connection to the house through someone other than the owner, said the city's public safety director, Chris Murphy. He declined to elaborate. The woman is not accused of any wrongdoing. Meanwhile, funeral arrangements were made for the three who were killed. The Opelika-Auburn News reported that services for Ladarious Phillips, the Tigers' only true fullback last season as a sophomore, were set for Friday afternoon at the Handley High School gymnasium in Roanoke, Ala.; services for former Auburn lineman Ed Christian will take place Saturday at J.E. Mathis Municipal Auditorium in Valdosta, Ga.; and services for Demario Pitts, a resident of Auburn, were scheduled for Friday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Loachapoka, Ala. All three victims were 20 years old. Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, speaking at the Carolina Panthers' minicamp, expressed his condolences for the victims Wednesday. "I knew every single one of them. My heart goes out to the families that lost their son, their brother, their nephew. It's disheartening just to even think about it. They were freshmen when I was there. Just to hear something like that, that's very uncharacteristic of Auburn. It's a very safe place," he said. Information from ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas and The Associated Press was used in this report.
He was very calm, very tired and very ready to get this over with and very respectful.” -- Montgomery attorney Susan James
on Desmonte Leonard's surrender