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One of four suspects in New Port Richey home robbery arrested

Thomas Knights Jr., 22, is charged with robbery home invasion with a firearm and drug possession, as well as additional charges for violation of probation and failure to appear in court for an older case.

Thomas Knights Jr., 22, is charged with robbery home invasion with a firearm and drug possession, as well as additional charges for violation of probation and failure to appear in court for an older case.

NEW PORT RICHEY — Four men broke into a woman's house while she was home Monday afternoon, deputies said.

About 4:30 p.m., Thomas Knights Jr. and three others broke into the woman's home at 9305 Loras St. armed with a gun and a hammer, according to an arrest report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The suspects — whom the woman didn't know — rummaged her drawers, and smashed her walls and TV.

At one point, they threw something at her, hitting her in the face, the report said. They caused about $500 in damage.

Knights, 22, was arrested Tuesday at his home at 5948 Pine St., where deputies found marijuana and illegally owned pills, according to the report. He was charged with robbery home invasion with a firearm and drug possession, as well as additional charges for violation of probation and failure to appear in court for an older case.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Eddie Daniels said investigators are still looking for the other suspects. Knights was being held in a Land O'Lakes jail Wednesday in lieu of $61,263 bail.

One of four suspects in New Port Richey home robbery arrested 07/16/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 8:10pm]
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