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Police Make Arrest in 2012 Home Invasion in Frederick

After a lengthy investigation that spanned over a year, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division arrested a Capitol Heights man this month in connection to a violent home invasion robbery.
FREDERICK, Md. - After a lengthy investigation that spanned over a year, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division arrested a Capitol Heights man this month in connection to a violent home invasion robbery. 

On April 10, 2012 officers with the Frederick Police Department responded to the 1300 block of N. East Street for reports of a break in. The homeowner was found bleeding from his face and head, and said he was attacked and struck several times with a shotgun by a man and woman. The homeowner was taken to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, and has since made a full recovery. 

During the course of the investigation, members were able to identify the woman has Phylicia Barnes. She was arrested and charged with armed robbery, robbery, first and second-degree assault, third and fourth-degree burglary, theft less than $1,000, reckless endangerment and conspiracy. 

On January 1, 2013 , the male robber was identified as Deon Barron Lacey, of Capitol Heights, Md., and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Investigators say it wasn't until November 8, 2013 that Lacey was found and arrested in Prince George's County, Md., and charged with armed robbery, robbery, first and second degree assault, first, third and fourth degree burglary and theft less than $1,000. 

On Tuesday, November 26, Lacey was transported back to Frederick, Md. for an initial court appearance. Lacey's currently being held on a $650,000 bond. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for December 18. 
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