Home Invasion Arrest
By Chris Camp @ January 22, 2009 9:34 AM Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBacks (0)
(WSB Radio) -- One suspect is in custody and a second is being sought in a violent home invasion in Roswell earlier this month.
Investigators tell WSB's Jon Lewis that James Marino, 25, of Atlanta, was being held on unrelated charges since last week.
Marino is facing charges including armed robbery, false imprisonment, battery and aggravated assault in the the Jan. 8 home invasion on Steeple Chase Point in the Horseshoe Bend subdivision.
A Sandy Springs pawn shop owner was ambushed, beaten and robbed outside his Roswell home by gunmen who then tied up the rest of his family before demanding money, police said.
Roswell police Lt. James McGee said Arthur Rappaport, 55, "evidently got ambushed."
Rappaport told officers that after arriving home from work, he went outside through the garage to walk his dogs. Two men wearing ski masks and gloves approached and pistol-whipped Rappaport, he told police.
The suspects then went inside and assaulted and tied up Rappaport's wife and two juvenile children, a boy and a girl, before fleeing with a "substantial" amount of money, McGee said.