Two more men have been charged and arrested in connection with what police say was a drug deal that turned into an armed home invasion and robbery.
Three James City County men and one juvenile have been arrested in connection with the robbery, according to James City County Police Department spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.
On Feb. 8, Timothy Brugliera, Jeremiah Dandridge, Milton Alexander McCary, a 17-year-old, and as many as three other people broke into a home on Tilghman Court in the Woods of Williamsburg neighborhood during a drug deal turned home invasion and robbery, Williams said.
The victim opened the door to greet a potential buyer of drugs and instead found themselves at gunpoint, according to Williams.
During the alleged home invasion, four firearms, a cellphone, 1 ounce of marijuana and a wallet were stolen, William said.
A juvenile in the case was identified through their purchasing medium, the popular messaging app SnapChat, Williams said.
McCary, 19, was charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, breaking and entering with intent to rob and two counts of robbery, Williams said. McCary was arrested Wednesday.
Dandridge, 19, was charged with breaking and entering with intent to rob and two counts of robbery, according to Williams. Dandridge was arrested Tuesday.
Brugliera, 24, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of wearing body armor while committing a crime, one count of brandishing a firearm while committing a felony, one count of breaking and entering with intent to commit robbery, and four counts of grand larceny, Williams said.
Brugliera was arrested May 3 in a pre-dawn SWAT and police raid on a residence in Mirror Lakes and in New Town, according to Williams.
The 17-year-old, who may have assisted in the home invasion, turned himself into police May 3, Williams said. The juvenile faces multiple felony charges, including two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm while committing a felony, one count of breaking and entering with intent to commit robbery and four counts of grand larceny, Williams said.
At about 4:30 a.m. May 3, police, sheriff’s office deputies and a SWAT team raided a residence on Loch Haven Drive in Mirror Lakes in an attempt to arrest Brugliera before they received information Brugliera was at a location off Center Street in New Town, according to Williams.
Police took Brugliera into custody without incident, Williams said. Police concluded their raid and subsequent investigation by 10 a.m. that day.
Brugliera and Dandridge remain at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, according to jail records. McCary remains in state custody but his whereabouts are unclear, according to online court records. He is not listed as an inmate at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail any longer.
If convicted, Brugliera faces as much as life in prison and fines of $310,000, according to Virginia Code.
McCary was arrested by James City County police May 16 after he was charged by the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office in connection with a shooting near the vacant Farm Fresh on Merrimac Trail in upper York County.
If convicted, McCary faces life in prison plus three years, as well as $100,000 in fines, according to Virginia Code. For Dandridge, the penalty could be as high as life in prison plus 20 years, as well as $100,000 in fines.
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