Alleged Home Invader Arrested

Brian M -- October 1st, 2008

The Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD) has made an arrest in a recent home invasion. According to a news release by Mary-Hope Gangwer, Public Information Officer, Police have arrested Raymond Hamilton III, 18, of Harrisonburg Friday September 26. Mr. Hamilton turned himself into police after being sought for his role in the invasion.

On September 24, 2008, two males broke into an apartment at 202 Governors Lane and assaulted a female victim who presumably resided at that address. They then ransacked her apartment.

Mr. Hamilton is charged with attempted robbery, wearing a mask, assault and battery, abduction, breaking & entering, and property damage.

“The investigators continue to investigate this incident,” said Lt. Kurt Boshart, Criminal Investigations Division Commander. “The investigation will determine the level of involvement of the second suspect and dictate if charges will be placed.”

Police are asking anyone with information related to this crime to contact Crime Solvers at 574-5050.

Follow-Up posted October 1, 2008 at 2:20pm

According to Mary-Hope Gangwer, the female victim is the resident of 202 Governors Lane. Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Hamilton at some point Friday morning and he turned himself in later that evening. Ms. Gangwer attributed “excellent investigative skills” and expeditious followup on multiple leads as the reasons for such a quick arrest. Mr. Hamilton’s court case is set for November 11, 2008 at 10:00am.

Booking Photo courtesy of Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Jail. Dated September 26, 2008

Mr. Hamilton’s charges and severity:

  • BURGLARY NIGHT TO COMM FELONY (18.2-89) – Class 3 Felony
  • ATTEMPT TO ROB (18.2-58) – Class 4 Felony
  • ABDUCT BY FORCE/INTIMIDATION (18.2-47) – Class 5 Felony
  • WEAR MASKS IN CERTAIN PLACES (18.2-422) – Class 6 Felony
  • ASSAULT (18.2-57) – Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • DESTRUCT PROP W/INTENT <$1000 (18.2-137) – Class 1 Misdemeanor

If convicted of all charges, Mr. Hamilton would face a minimum of 9 years and a maximum of 47 years in prison. He could also be fined up to $210,000.

4 Responses to “Alleged Home Invader Arrested”

  1. Draegn88 says:

    https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/initMap.do

    Look up criminals at the above site.

  2. Del says:

    Do they list criminals who break this law?:

    http://leg1.state.va.us/000/cod/18.2-60.HTM

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