Two Men in Custody Following Home Invasion in Patrick Co.

PATRICK SPRINGS – Two men have been arrested following a robbery that occurred in Patrick Springs, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith.

Dionte Morris Nowlin, 19, of 110 Houchins Cove, Stuart and Ethan Lewis Dehart, 21, of 1477 Cherry Creek Road, Meadows of Dan, were both arrested Friday morning and charged with Breaking and Entering while armed, Robbery, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Smith stated that the incident occurred early Thursday morning when Nowlin and Dehart allegedly entered a home on Martin Farm Lane and held a 20 year old male at gunpoint.

The victim allegedly had his clothing cut from his body with a knife, and several items were taken from him, according to Smith. The suspects left the residence, and the victim was uninjured.

“The suspects and the victim did know each other, this was an isolated incident,” Smith said.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. Friday, deputies executed a search warrant on Nowlin’s residence and recovered a hand gun matching the description of the gun used in the robbery.

Both suspects are being held without bond.