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Home invasion suspects arrested in Virginia

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Two more suspects in a Franklintown Borough home invasion and shooting are in custody in Virginia. Police had previously charged Rico Carty Holmes II, 23, of Bethesda, Maryland, for breaking into a an apartment on the 1st block of South Baltimore Street on December 8th and assaulting a man while he slept. Holmes allegedly shot the 24 year-old victim multiple times during the attack, but the victim managed to escape. Another similar home invasion took place in Franklin Township 45-60 minutes prior to the Franklintown Borough incident. Working with Northern York Regional and Carroll Township Police, investigators identified Holmes as a suspect.


Rico Carty Holmes II

Holmes is currently in prison, charged with criminal attempt/ homicide, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. His bail is set at $500,000.

Pennsylvania State Police say they identified two more suspects as Holmes’ accomplices: Leonard Hayes, 19, of Alexandria, Virginia, and Joseph Henderson, 18, also of Alexandria.  Both men were arrested by Fairfax County Police. Both are charged with Criminal Conspiracy to commit Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy to commit Burglary, Criminal Trespass, and Simple Assault. Both are awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.

PSP York was assisted by the Northern York County Regional Police Department and the Fairfax County Police Department.


2 Comments to “Home invasion suspects arrested in Virginia”

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    January 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    How do these kids ever get it in their heads that they can get away with acts like these?

    c.burke said:
    January 10, 2014 at 6:14 AM

    So its just a mater of time before the next subhuman lowlife does this again . Where will it happen? My family and their safety is not something to gamble with , knowing that 85% of these home invasions happen through the door I secured my door with a home invasion proof door,Gibraltdoor is the best solution to properly secure your home . a friend reccomended the Gibraltdoor to me and I put one on my front door and I put another on a closet and created a safe room.The Gibraltdoor is online and their video of the police trying to get through it with a battering ram is a must see!This is a new product they are east coast based but will ship , be proactive and secure your doors!

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