Police nab 2 in Indiana Co. home invasion
Two men arrested Monday by Pittsburgh Police for carrying firearms without a license and giving false information to police have been charged with committing a home invasion in Indiana County earlier that day.
Deontae Bradley, 19, of Pittsburgh, and Jalil D. Dill, 20, of Indiana, are charged by Indiana Borough Police with robbery, burglary and theft in connection with the home invasion in the 600 block of Wayne Avenue at 2:52 a.m. Monday.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for a third man, Shaquille A. Howard, 20, of Robinson, Indiana County, on identical charges.
Howard was the victim in a federal racial intimidation case in a cross-burning incident in November 2009.
A former United High School football star, Howard is black and was adopted by a white family.
Three men eventually were found guilty of the harassment incident, which occurred on the lawn of Howard's family home in Robinson.
Bradley and Howard are charged by borough police with aggravated assault for striking a resident, Matthew Magill, on the head with a handgun during the robbery. Police allege the trio fled with $900.
Bradley and Dill were arrested later in the day in Pittsburgh, where Dill admitted in an interview with police to attacking Magill, who had repeatedly texted about “Dill wanting to sell Jalil some marijuana,” according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Indiana Police Officer John Scherf.
The three decided “they should just rob Magill,” according to the affidavit filed before Indiana District Judge Guy Haberl.
Bradley and Dill are being held in the Allegheny County jail on the charges filed by Pittsburgh Police.
Anyone with information on Howard's whereabouts should contact Indiana Borough Police at 724-349-2121.
Paul Peirce is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-850-2860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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