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Man arrested in connection to Amelia home invasion

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Posted at 9:55 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 09:55:01-04

AMELIA COUNTY, Va. — A 21-year-old Rice man was arrested and charged in connection with a violent home invasion in Amelia.

Tavon D. Coleman was charged with robbery; use or display of a firearm in commission of a felony; discharge of a firearm at an occupied building; possession of a firearm by convicted felon and possession of weapon-ammo by convicted felon.

Coleman was one of two suspects involved in the home invasion on Harrisons Road in Jetersville.

Amelia Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home along the 19000 block of Harrisons Road at about 10 p.m. Sunday.

“One male suspect was injured when he and the homeowner exchanged gun fire. That suspect was transported to VCU Medical Center by Med-flight. The homeowner and his family were not injured in this incident,” a Amelia County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said. “The second suspect immediately fled the scene in an unknown vehicle prior to the Sheriff’s Office arrival.”

Anyone with additional information was asked to call the Amelia Crimesolvers at 804-561-5200.