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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A southwest Roanoke man and his dog were injured early Friday during an armed home invasion.
A search warrant filed Monday in Roanoke Circuit Court said the incident happened just after 5 a.m. in the 1100 block of Norfolk Avenue.
Mark Andrew DeHaven told police that between eight and 10 men with guns broke into his home and demanded money and drugs, the warrant said. It said DeHaven told police he was pistol-whipped and his dog was stabbed, and the suspects fled with $600 and an unspecified amount of marijuana.
Based on the victim's statements, the warrant said, police searched the home and seized a cellphone, gloves and a "baggie of green leaf material."
Online court records Monday afternoon didn't show any drug charges related to the incident.
Roanoke police spokesman Scott Leamon said it was unclear whether DeHaven had to be hospitalized, and he did not know exactly how badly the dog was injured but said the animal had to be taken to an emergency veterinarian. No additional information about its condition was available Monday.
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