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Two sought in home invasion arrested

December 25, 2011|By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN —  A Hagerstown man was arrested Christmas Day and charged in connection with a Dec. 20 home invasion and a Dec. 16 armed robbery. A second male, a juvenile, also was arrested Sunday in connection with the Dec. 20 home invasion, according to police.

Elijiah Rendell Herring, 20, was arrested Sunday at 50 East Ave. as a result of an investigation into a home invasion on Chestnut Street and the armed robbery of United Petroleum on Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown Police said in news releases.

Herring was being held at central booking Sunday on bonds of $950,000 and a $750,000, a central booking representative said. He is charged with first-degree assault and other offenses in the Dec. 20 home invasion in the 500 block of Chestnut Street, police said.

Dimitric Douglas Winston, 17, also was arrested at 50 East Ave. Sunday in connection with the home invasion, Sgt. Wayne Zimmerer said. Winston is charged as an adult with related offenses, according to the release. Police did not immediately specify what Winston is charged with.

He was being held at central booking Sunday on $950,000 bond, a representative of central booking said.

On Dec. 20 at about 8:20 p.m., Hagerstown police responded to a call for the home invasion.

When officers arrived, they were told that a group of people kicked in the door, some who were bearing guns, according to charging documents.

In addition to Winston and Herring, police said previously that Jeremy Gundy, 19, of 128 Ray St., and Richard Glenn Arvin III, 30, and Sadie Harvey, 24, both of 127 Ray St., have been charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the incident.

Herring also was charged Sunday with armed robbery and other charges for his alleged role in a Dec. 16 holdup at United Petroleum at 890 Pennsylvania Ave., police said in a release.

Police previously arrested two men suspected in the holdup.

Lee Colby Morton, 38, of 127 E. Lee St., and Neo Pelayo Torrez, 30, of 117 Ray St., were being held without bond, police said Friday.

Morton was charged with 24 counts, including armed robbery, robbery, criminal conspiracy, first- and second-degree assault, theft of less than $1,000 and handgun violations, Washington County District Court Records show.

Torrez faced 18 counts, including robbery, armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, first- and second-degree assault and theft of less than $1,000, records show.

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