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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Dover man arrested in home invasion case

  • A local man, identified as Phillip J. Thrash, 26, has been jailed in a home invasion case.
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  • Dover Police have arrested a local man after he allegedly broke into an apartment, assaulted one of the residents and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
    The incident took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30, at the Country Village apartment complex, according to documents released by Justice of the Peace Court 7, Dover.
    The suspect was identified as Phillip J. Thrash, 26, of Dover.
    According to the affidavit of probable cause, the apartment was occupied by a man and woman, both 24 years of age. Thrash allegedly knocked on the apartment door, and when it was answered, pushed the man backward into the apartment. During a struggle, Thrash allegedly pulled out a handgun, hit the man on the arm, chest and head, and then pointed the weapon at the victim’s head, threatening to shoot.
    Thrash then went into the living room where he confronted the woman and took the cash from a table drawer. The woman tried to pull the bag containing the money away, but relented when Thrash allegedly pointed the gun at her and threatened to shoot her.
    Thrash then fled with the money.
    Both victims told police they had known Thrash for approximately one year.
    Thrash was charged with home invasion, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree reckless endangering, theft, and third-degree assault.
    He was ordered jailed after failing to pay a $61,000 secured bond.
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