An arrest has been made in a violent home invasion robbery that happened in Clewiston on Thanksgiving Day.
The Clewiston Police Department said Wednesday that Darion Radcliffe, 22, faces charges of home invasion robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and theft.
Police say that on Thanksgiving Day, they responded to a home and learned that a man was at his elderly mother’s house when two men knocked on the door and pushed their way through after he answered. The victim fell and at least one suspect began to strike him in the head with their firearm.
The victim’s brother, who lives at the home, arrived, and the suspects stopped beating the victim, grabbed various items from the home, and fled. The brothers began to chase the suspects, causing one of them to turn around and fire his weapon. The suspects continued running and the victims lost sight of them.
Investigators searching the area found a vehicle that was believed to be involved in the incident. From there, officers were able to identify Radcliffe as a suspect.
The CPD says the incident remains under investigation and additional arrests are likely.
Radcliffe is being held in the Hendry County Jail on $320,000 bail.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Tips can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call 863-983-1474, ext. 206 to speak with a detective.