NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A third person has been arrested in connection to a home invasion that happened in April of 2012.
According to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Jonathan Dale Kiger, 23, was arrested on warrants by the U.S. Marshall's Violent Fugitive Task Force. He was charged with robbery with:
Kiger is accused of being involved in a home invasion of an apartment on Bent Creek Court with four other people. The sheriff's office said a female knocked on the door of the apartment and four men wearing bandanas went into the residence when the victim opened the door.
The victims told authorities the suspects beat them and placed a gun to their heads, then went from room to room searching for items to take.
The victims said they were forced to lie on the floor during the invasion because they were afraid to get hurt if they didn't cooperate.
According to the sheriff's office, a suspicious neighbor saw the men in bandanas and called 911.
When authorities arrived at the scene, they saw a vehicle leaving the parking lot at a high speed. It was later found abandoned and was impounded.
Detectives arrested Owen Hobson Morgan, 22, and Kristina Hanne Steenberg, 21, just a few days after the home invasion. They were both charged with several felonies, including kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun.
Detectives are still searching for the other people involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at (910) 798-4161.
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