Two suspects in Norfolk home invasion arrested

Two suspects in Norfolk home invasion arrested

Tyrone Johnson and Joey Kiantea Copeland

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 15 at 6:04 AM

Marsh St. home invasion

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*Update: Police arrested two suspects without incident on Aug. 13.  Joey Kiantea Copeland and Tyrone Johnson are charged with abduction/extort money, robbery, breaking and entering with intent to rape, rob or murder, use or display of a firearm in commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit a felony.  Both are in the Norfolk City Jail on no bond.

NORFOLK-Police are looking for two men who forced their way into a house, threatening the woman and her four young children while they robbed them.  

Investigators believe one of the home invaders is Joey Kiantae Copeland.

They say he and another man barged through the back door of the home in the 1400 block of Marsh Street on the night of August 10, pulled a gun and stole items from the house and then went outside and stole her car. Its a green 2004 Kia Optiman with Va plates.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, said the men left and she ran to her neighbor's house to call police. She said she was hysterical and crying when she got to their door.

Copeland, 20, is wanted on charges of Burglary with Intent to Commit Robbery, Abduction, Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, and four counts of Use of Firearm in Commission of Felony. Police say he has tattoo on right arm with name "Joey Kiah Jr." and should be considered armed and dangerous.

The second suspect was described as black, in his 20s, 5’10”-6’0”, thin and has an Afro hair style. He was wearing a black shirt, silver/gray jean shorts, and black and white Nike shoes.

There's no indication they knew the victims, Norfolk Police spokeswoman Karen Parker-Chesson told WVEC.com.

The children, under the age of 10, and their mother weren't hurt.

Anyone with information should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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