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Updated: Woman Arrested in Rehoboth Shores Home Invasion

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LONG NECK, Del.- Authorities say a woman wanted in connection with a home invasion incident that occurred in the Rehoboth Shores community of Sussex County is now in custody.

Georgetown police said that at around 8 a.m. Tuesday, they received an anonymous tip that 23-year-old Erica Jones, of Lincoln, was at the bus stop on North Railroad Avenue. Officers were aware that Jones was wanted for a home invasion that was being investigated by Delaware State Police. Georgetown officers went to the bus stop and took Jones into custody. She was then turned over to Delaware State Police, which are charging her with home invasion, first-degree conspiracy, offensive touching and criminal mischief.  Jones is also wanted out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on two capiases, according to police. Bond information for Jones is not yet available.

Delaware State Police said the incident took place at around 10 p.m. Friday when Jones and 20-year-old Niesha N. Bland, of Laurel, armed with a large pipe, broke into a home on the 26000 block of Portside Drive.

Troopers said that once inside, a 32-year-old female resident, who is also an acquaintance of the two suspects, was tackled by the two and then assaulted. Investigators said that prior to the two female suspects leaving the home, Bland slapped the victim's 2-year-old son across the face.

Troopers said that once outside, the two used the pipe to smash the front windshield of a 56-year-old man's vehicle and then left the area.
Bland was arrested Saturday and charged with home invasion, first-degree conspiracy and two counts of offensive touching. She was released on a $28,000 unsecured bond.
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