Police have arrested a second person and identified a third in connection with a home invasion and shooting in Newark last week.
Rasean T. Henry, 23, of Bear, turned himself in to Newark Police Department headquarters Wednesday, according to NPD spokesman Lt. Fred Nelson.
Additionally, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Curtis Bridges, 19, of Newark, and are asking for the public’s help locating him.
The incident happened at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 9 in the unit block of North Street, a short residential street just north of Cleveland Avenue, Nelson said.
Three men broke in through a window and threatened the residents with a handgun. The students, men 20, 20 and 22, attempted to hide, and one of the men fired a shot in their direction, Nelson said. No one was injured, but detectives later found a bullet hole near the stairwell of the house.
One of the victims managed to call police, and an officer arrived to find three people jumping out of a window. The officer gave chase, and caught John K. Sarmousakis, 17, of Newark, hiding in a dumpster, Nelson said.
With the assistance of a Delaware State Police helicopter and officers from the UD and New Castle County police departments, Newark Police searched the area for the other two suspects, but the search came up empty.
The victims reported that nothing was taken from the home.
According to court documents, police identified the other suspects based on information provided by Sarmousakis’ father, who lives a mile from the North Street home. The father told police that shortly after the incident, Henry showed up at his house looking for Sarmousakis, apparently unaware he had been arrested.
The father told police that Henry was sweaty – as though he had been running – which the father found odd because it was cold outside. According to court documents, Henry told the father that he and Sarmousakis had just been together but got separated. The father said his son and Henry are friends.
The following day, Henry was arrested following an unrelated domestic dispute. Police searched his phone, found text messages that indicate a conspiracy to steal items and obtained an additional arrest warrant.
Sarmousakis and Henry were charged with home invasion, reckless endangerment, conspiracy and attempted robbery. Sarmousakis was committed to the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of $112,000 cash bail, and Henry was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $61,000 secured bond.
Bridges will face identical charges, Nelson said.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Bridges should contact Det. James Skinner at JSkinner@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100, ext. 3135.