Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Monongalia County, West Virginia

From the Morgantown Dominion Post of May 11, 2004

2 men charged with home invasion

Victim held suspects at gunpoint until the police arrived

A local duo charged in connection with a home invasion in Monongalia County have posted bond.

At about 2:40 a.m. Sunday, Mon County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested 24-year-old Jonathan Brent Lowe and 22-year-old Robert James Thrasher.

Police said they apprehended the men following an attempted armed robbery along Bethel Road.

On Monday, court authorities announced Lowe and Thrasher had each posted $10,000 bond.

On the day of the incident, victims told police the suspects gained entry into their home by kicking in the residence's front door.

After Lowe and Thrasher entered the home, police reported, the men kicked open a locked bedroom door and demanded money from two victims.

The suspects, police noted, were armed with a handgun and two wooden clubs.

Another resident, who was inside the home during the reported invasion, retrieved his shotgun and held the suspects at bay until police arrived.

No one was hurt. The suspects face armed robbery charges. A preliminary hearing has not been slated.

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