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Two arrested for breaking into home, robbing man at gunpoint




PATRICK COUNTY, VA – Two men have been arrested following a robbery that occurred in Patrick Springs.


The incident occurred early Thursday morning when two men entered a home on Martin Farm Lane and held a 20-year-old man at gunpoint, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith.


Smith stated that the victim had his clothing cut from his body with a knife and several items were taken from him.


Dionte Morris Nowlin, 19, of Houchins Cove in Stuart and Ethan Lewis Dehart, 21, of Cherry Creek Road in Meadows of Dan, were arrested Friday morning.


At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Friday, deputies executed a search warrant on Nowlin’s residence and recovered a hand gun matching the description of the gun used in the robbery.


The suspects were charged with breaking and entering while armed, robbery, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and are being held without bond.


“The suspects and the victim did know each other. This was an isolated incident,” the sheriff said.


The victim was uninjured.



Dionte Morris Nowlin and Ethan Lewis Dehart

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