Two men were arrested following an alleged 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 arrested Friday and charged with breaking and entering while armed, robbery, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, Smith said.
“The suspects and the victim did know each other,” Smith said, and added “this was an isolated incident.”
The charges were in connection with an incident that occurred early Thursday, when two men allegedly entered a home on Martin Farm Lane and held a 20-year-old man at gunpoint.
The victim alleged his clothing was cut from his body with a knife, and several items were taken from him, according to Smith.
The two men left the home, and the victim was uninjured.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Patrick County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant on Nowlin’s home and recovered a handgun matching the description of the gun used in the robbery.
Both suspects are being held without bond.
Investigator Oscar Tejeda is assigned to the case.