On January 25, 2018

Arrests made in home-invasion

Police arrested two men they said broke into a home with an accomplice on Saturday night in Mount Holly.

On Jan. 21 state police responded to a residence on Old Turnpike Road at approximately 11 p.m. A caller was reporting a home invasion in progress where two men were using weapons to force their way into the residence with the intentions of causing them harm. En route, troopers identified the men as Antonio Diaz, age 27, of Cavendish, Vt. and Nicholas Sweet, age 26, of Pittsford, Vt. Upon arrival, troopers took Diaz into custody without incident while Sweet fled the scene prior to their arrival. Diaz was later processed at the Rutland Barracks and lodged within the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility without bail. Diaz was scheduled to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on Jan. 22 to answer to the charges of Assault and Robbery, Burglary of Occupied Dwelling, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Restraint 1st Degree, Criminal Threatening, Interference with Access to Emergency Services, Unlawful Mischief, and Criminal DLS.

On Jan. 22 , troopers located and arrested Nicholas Sweet at a residence in Cavendish without incident. Sweet was processed at the Rutland Barracks and later lodged within the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility prior to his arraignment on Jan. 23.

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