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Two Additional Arrests in Franklin Twp Home Invasion

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Written by: Lt. David Lash
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The Northern York County Regional Police Department is investigating a home invasion robbery in the 100 block of Whiskey Springs Road in Franklin Township.

On 12.08.2013 at 0123 hours the NYCRPD received a call from Carlisle station of the PA State Police indicating that two 17 year olds were at the station reporting a home invasion.

The teenagers reported that at around midnight they were watching TV when then heard something outside of their home.  As they investigated, four males wearing all black clothing entered the home through the unlocked front door.  The four males were brandishing guns and baseball bats.  The four assailants used duct tape to tie up the two teenagers by binding their hands and feet and placing duct tape over their mouths and eyes.

The four men then proceeded to steal assault rifles, other weapons, and ammunition from the home.

One of the victims recognized the voice and eyes of one of the assailants as being someone who had been to his home two weeks ago for a party.  During the party the victim showed this subject, known as “Rico”, his father’s gun collection.

NYCRPD Investigators were able to identify “Rico” as Rico C. Holmes III.

Holmes is active duty in the United States Army and is stationed at Walter Reed in Bethesda, MD.

The Northern York County Regional Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Rico C. Holmes III during the evening on 12.08.2013.  Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) and the United States Army Criminal Investigative Command took Rico C. Holmes III into custody at the military base.  He is being held by NCIS pending extradition to PA.

Rico C. Holmes III  age 23 of Bethesda, MD is charged with the following crimes;

  • Robbery
  • Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Unlawful Restraint of a Minor

Holmes will face arraignment in PA once he extradited.

The NYCRPD expects to make additional arrests in this incident over the next few days.  Information relating to those arrests will be released as they become available.

UPDATE:

The Northern York County Regional Police Department has obtained arrest warrants for two more subjects involved in this home invasion.   NYCRPD Investigators working with Fairfax County Virginia Police were able to identify the subjects.

MDJ Richard Thomas has issued warrants for the following individuals;

  • Leonard Charles Hayes III  age 18 of 7507 Vernon Square Drive in Alexandria, VA
  • Joseph Tyrone Henderson Jr age 17 of 5807 Woodlawn Gable Drive in Alexandria, VA

Both subjects are charged with the following offenses (Henderson is charged as an adult);

  • Robbery
  • Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Unlawful Restraint of Minor
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking
  • Receiving Stolen Property

Both subjects are in custody and are being held in Fairfax County Virginia until extradition arrangements can be made.  Photos of the two are not yet available.

The Northern York County Regional Police Department was assisted in this case by The Fairfax County Virginia Police Department, Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), the United States Army Criminal Investigative Command, and the PA State Police.

Additional arrests in this case are pending.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717.292.3647 or use the crime tip reporting portion of this website.

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