Denton Police responded to a residence in the 800-block of Market Street for a reported home invasion in progress.
On March 9, 2017, at approximately 1:30 AM,
Denton Police responded to a residence in the 800–block of Market Street
for a reported home invasion in progress.
Officers spoke with three victims. The two females and one male advised they were awakened by someone banging on the door and the sound of glass breaking. Further investigation revealed that Jerry Wall, 40, and Joshua Weaver, 26, both from Lothian MD, forced their way into the residence. Wall was reportedly brandishing a handgun when he entered the residence and used it to strike the male victim in the head, while Weaver began to punch him. Wall then pointed the handgun at all three victims, before placing the gun against the head of one of the female victims and threatening her life. Both suspects fled the area in a red in color passenger car.
The male victim sustained a head wound, but refused treatment from emergency medical personnel after they responded to the scene. Neither female victim required medical treatment.
The investigation by Denton Police Department officers resulted in them applying for criminal charges and arrest warrants for both Wall and Weaver. Lookouts were issued to police departments in the region.
At about 3:00 a.m. today, Ocean City Police Department officers located the suspects while conducting a non-related enforcement action. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.
Wall and Weaver were charged with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, three counts assault first degree, third degree burglary, fourth degree burglary, three counts assault second degree, eight counts reckless endangerment, use of a firearm during a crime of violence, having a handgun on person, having a handgun in a vehicle and malicious destruction of property.
Both Wall and Weaver were taken before a District Court Commissioner who ordered them held without bail after an initial appearance hearing. Police believe the suspects knew the victims. A motive for these crimes has not yet been identified. The investigation is continuing.
Category: Local Crime