Home Invasion Suspect Arrested After Standoff

New Bern Police arrested 24-year-old Antoinne Carnell Roberts after a standoff at his mother's home on Lombardi Circle. Police say Roberts is a person of interest in a home invasion robbery at Craven Mobile Home Park on Country Club Road.

Victims say they were in the home with a 6-month-old child when two men came inside, brandishing handguns, and yelling at them to get down. Cash was taken from two of the victims, and one was hit with a hand gun and kicked several times.

Police say one of the victims had recently ended a "turbulent relationship" with Roberts, and that a warrant for assault on a female was on file for a domestic incident that had occurred between Roberts and the victim on September 3, 2011.

Also on file were two warrants for failure to appear on an assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury charge and failure to appear on charges of resisting a public officer and rear lamp violation. Police say the Failure to Appear Warrants were for incidents that occurred in Craven County.

Police went looking for Robert's at his mother's home on Lombardi Circle. They say he answered the door and immediately shut it, beginning a standoff with lawmen.

The New Bern Police Department Special Response Team was activated at 1:40 Monday morning.

At 6:27 a.m., Roberts was taken into custody without further incident and charged with the warrants on file.

He was placed in the Craven County Jail under a $26, 000 secured bond with a court date set for September 19, 2011.

This case is still under investigation.


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