Two charged in Smithsburg home invasion

Jesse Cole Lombardi and Victor Wolfe McCormick facing numerous charges

August 15, 2011
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SMITHSBURG — Two Smithsburg men have been charged with armed robbery and other counts in connection with a home invasion in which the homeowner was injured Sunday night on the south side of town, the Smithsburg Police Department said.

Jesse Cole Lombardi, 18, of 60 S. Main St., and Victor Wolfe McCormick, 19, of 12906 Bradbury Ave., were charged with two counts each of armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and false imprisonment, according to a news release from the police department.

They also were charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, theft $1,000 to $10,000, malicious destruction of property over $500 and dangerous weapon with intent to injure.

Smithsburg Police Chief George Knight said the homeowner was struck with an unknown object and suffered a minor injury.  

Police said they responded with Maryland State Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office to a report of a home invasion in the unit block of Henrietta Avenue. The caller told the 911 dispatcher that two men entered the home at about 10 p.m. with a shotgun and a knife.

Although the intruders had fled when police arrived, an investigation led authorities to a home at 60 S. Main St., the release said. Police arrested Lombardi and McCormick at the home, and took them to Central Booking.

McCormick was being held on a $400,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center, according to police. Lombardi was being held on a $350,000 bond.

— Dan Dearth

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