Father, son jailed for alleged home invasion

A father and son have been jailed on charges stemming from a home invasion and robbery that occurred in late March 2012 in the 900 block of Clark Street, city police Agent Trent Peacock said.

Harvey Grant Edwards III, 37, and his 18-year-old son, Nadir Jamil Edwards, allegedly kicked in a woman’s front door in the 900 block of Clark Street and demanded money at gunpoint about noon on March 27, Peacock said.

The victim was alone in the house with her 3-year-old child when the invasion occurred, Peacock said.

“Where’s the money,” one of the men demanded.

The intruders carried a 42-inch television set and also fled with an iPhone, an iPod and a wristwatch, Peacock said in an affidavit.

On the day of the robbery, the victim recognized the younger Edwards, having seen him in the convenience store where she is employed, Peacock said. She later learned the teen’s full identity through Facebook, the officer added.

A break in the case came late last month when both the father and son walked into the convenience store while the victim was working and she recognized them immediately as the ones allegedly involved in the home invasion, Peacock said.

Upon reviewing the store’s video, police positively identified the two and warrants for their arrests were issued.

The son was taken into custody Monday night and the father was arraigned Wednesday. The two, both of 46 Washington Blvd., were charged with robbery, burglary, felony trespassing, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.

The son was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail while the father was incarcerated in lieu of $80,000 bail.