A Sterling man has been arrested as a result of the
investigation into a reported Purcellville home invasion, while detectives
continue to search for a Leesburg man in case, according to the Loudoun County
Authorities previously arrested Ashburn resident John C. Barwis, 23, in the case and charged him with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. LCSO spokesman Kraig Troxell previously said other suspect could be identified. The Oct. 21 arrest of
Jordon L. Harwell, 29, of Sterling, marked the third suspect in the case, and authorities are working to identify a fourth.
Investigators are seeking David C. Russell Jr., 21, of Leesburg, in the case.
According to LCSO reports, at least two of the suspects reportedly entered an apartment on the 100 block of N. 21st Street in Purcellville armed with guns around 11:0 p.m. Oct. 14. The suspects assaulted one occupant, took cash and fled, according to the reports.
Officers with the Town of Purcellville Police Department and LCSO deputies responded to the scene. At some point in the investigation, weapons believed to be used during the robbery were recovered.
Harwell and Barwis are both being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.
Russell, the man still sought, may be driving a white Dodge Charger. He’s known to hang out in Leesburg and Sterling.
Anyone with any information about Russell’s location is asked to call Detective M. McCaffrey at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.