Suspect Arrested In Mt. Airy Home Invasion

Authorities say he forced  his way inside.










Fredeirick, Md (KM ) A Westminster man has been arrested in connection with a home invasion robbery in Mount Airy last year. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says Eric Eugene Mooney, 44, is charged with home invasion, armed robbery, burglary, 1st- and 2nd-degree assault,. theft between $1,500 to $25,000. and use of a firearm in a violent crime.

Deputies responded to a home in the 5300 block of Legion Drive on October 9th where a home invasion robbery had occurred. A woman who lived there told authorities a masked man forced his way into her home, assaulted her and took a large amount of cash. The suspect then forced his way back  outside, and fled before deputies arrived. . .

Detectives say they collected DNA evidence at the scene which was sent to the State Police Crime Lab for testing.

The Sheriff’s Office says the results identified Mooney as the suspect. He was arrested in Westminster on Tuesday without incident, and  was later transported to the Frederick Adult Detention Center.



By Kevin McManus