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Police Identify 2012 Armed Home Invasion Suspect Through Fingerprints

by on April 03, 2014 3:16 PM

State College police have identified a suspect in New York for a 2012 armed home invasion.

Police say 23-year-old Julius "Javon" Wright, who is incarcerated in Dannemora, N.Y., is one of several men responsible for the armed home invasion that happened at an apartment in the 300 block of West College Avenue on July 8, 2012.

Police linked Wright to the crime through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System. After the crime, police collected fingerprints at the scene, which were then added to the national AFIS database which linked the print to Wright, police say.

The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. when six males entered the apartment and held the residents at gunpoint. Police say the victims did not cooperate with police or the criminal investigation. A resident of the apartment who was not present during the crime later reported to police that $1,800 was stolen from his room.

Police say the cash was kept in a shoebox under the victim's bed. Authorities pulled a fingerprint from that shoebox and that is the print that later was linked to Wright, according to court records.

Police say Wright was living in the State College area until Ferguson Township police arrested him on Aug. 29, 2012 as an out of state fugitive. Authorities then transported Wright to New York to answer to separate charges.

The victim whose cash was taken says he does not know Wright.

Police charged Wright with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property. Authorities are working out details to extradite Wright to Pennsylvania to answer to the charges.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for StateCollege.com. She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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