Armed burglary suspect arrested

By ROBIN FITZGERALD – rfitzgerald@sunherald.com

BILOXI

A man is accused of breaking into a home Friday and robbing a woman at gunpoint while she was home alone with her two infants, police said.

Police identified the suspect as Lionel Lavon Richard, 25, of Dr. Gilbert Mason Drive in Biloxi.

Investigator Nick Sonnier said the woman and her children, who live on Todd Cove, were not injured.

Police arrested Richard on charges of armed robbery and burglary of an occupied dwelling.

He was jailed Friday night and remained in custody Monday afternoon at the Harrison County jail.

Justice Court Judge Bruce Strong set bonds at $100,000.

The maximum penalties for the charges are life without parole for armed robbery and 25 years for breaking into an inhabited dwelling.

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/07/26/2358776/armed-burglary-suspect-arrested.html#ixzz0utEemNh0

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