CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Carson City Sheriff's Office has announced two arrests in connection to a home invasion and armed robbery during Memorial day weekend.
According to a press release, 24-year-old Jordan Burkhart was arrested on Thursday, initially for a probation violation. Following the arrest, Burkhart was identified as a suspect in the home invasion, along with 27-year-old Robert Hernandez.
Burkhart is charged with Conspiracy to Commit a Burglary with a Firearm and/or Invasion of the Home with a Firearm and/or Robbery with the Use of a Deadly Weapon Against a Person Over the Age of 60; Burglary With a Firearm; Invasion of the Home with a Firearm; Robbery with Use of a Deadly Weapon Against a Person Over the Age of 60; Assault with a Deadly Weapon. All charges are Class B felonies.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team located Hernandez driving his own vehicle at approximately 6:40 p.m. in Sparks. Hernandez attempted to flee through residential areas, but was taken into custody by Sparks Police Officers after a short vehicle pursuit, followed by a foot chase. No injuries were reported.
Hernandez is charged with the same crimes as Burkhart, and bail was set at $250,000 each.
At approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1200-block of Canvasback Drive for a reported home invasion/robbery. The victim, 100-year-old James Sorrentino, was reported to be a U.S. Air Force veteran with an in-residence female care taker. Entry to the residence had been forced by kicking and prying at the door, and the victims were robbed at gunpoint by two adult males.
Neither victim required medical treatment. Approximately $30, along with miscellaneous property was taken.
There is no further information available at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff's Office at 775-887-2500.