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Two Charged in Lewes Home Invasion

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Nicholas A. Beardsley Nicholas A. Beardsley
Matthias C. Kellner Matthias C. Kellner
LEWES, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested two men in connection with a home invasion that occurred in the Love Creek Mobile Home Park in Lewes.
Troopers said they responded to the 33000 block of Camilla Drive in the Love Creek MHP at around 1 a.m. Monday, after receiving a 911 call that two people had just broken into the home and confronted the victims at gunpoint. Police said a further investigation revealed that the two adult victims were asleep in the living room and a 4-year-old boy was sleeping in a bedroom when two suspects, dressed in all black and wearing masks, kicked in the front door and confronted the adult victims. 

Investigators said one of the suspects was brandishing a shotgun, while the other was holding a handgun and demanding drugs. Troopers said a fight ensued between the female victim and the suspect armed with the shotgun, when the male victimintervened and pushed the suspect out of the front door.  Police said that once outside, the shotgun was discharged by the suspect, resulting in a bullet penetrating the ceiling and roof of the home.  The two suspects then reportedly fled the area in an unknown direction.
Troopers said through interviews with the victims, Nicholas A. Beardsley, 24, of Lewes, and Matthias C. Kellner, 26, also of Lewes, were established as suspects due to a previous physical altercation that occurred in the park on the April 26 in which the male victim and Beardsley were involved. 

Beardsley was taken into custody while walking along Cornflower Drive, located in the Love Creek MHP, shortly after the initial responding troopers arrived in the area.  Kellner turned himself in to detectives at Troop 4 on Wednesday.
Both suspects were charged with home invasion, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree reckless endangering, two counts of aggravated menacing, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy.   Beardsley and Kellner were ordered held in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $146,000 and $151,000 cash bonds respectively.

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