Paul Dixon III and Terry R. McIntire Jr. were taken into custody Wednesday night
Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a recent home invasion.
Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident took place at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 in the first block of Whispering Lane.
Responding to a report of a home invasion troopers headed to the scene spotted a man matching the description of one of the suspects running from the area.
This man, identified as Paul Dixon III, 24, of Magnolia, was taken into custody without incident, Jaffe said.
Working with the Harrington Police in a search of the area, troopers also arrested Terry R. McIntire Jr., 18, of Seaford. McIntire was found hiding in an area of thick briars, she said.
The investigation showed Dixon and McIntire allegedly went into the home through an unlocked front door, confronting a 41-year-old man and demanding his property.
The man turned over his cell phone, after which the two went into a back bedroom and confronted the 71-year-old homeowner. This time pill bottles and a wallet were taken.
Dixon was armed with a stun gun and McIntire was carrying an airsoft gun that looked like a semiautomatic handgun; both had disguises covering their faces.
Both are charged with robbery first degree, home invasion, aggravated menacing, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, conspiracy second degree, resisting arrest, and carrying a concealed dangerous instrument.
They have been committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center on a $72,000.00 secured bond each, Jaffe said.