Meadville Man Found Guilty of All Charges in Home Invasion Robbery
A jury Friday convicted a Meadville man on all charges for his role in a home invasion robbery in August 2018.
Daniell Dunlap, 20, was found guilty of of robbery, criminal conspiracy, burglary, false imprisonment of a minor, false imprisonment, simple assault by physical menace, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking.
Dunlap and four others were armed when they stormed into a home on Arch St. in Meadville and threatened five people who were inside on Aug. 24, 2018, according to Crawford County District Attorney Francis Schultz.
"Dunlap played the role of enforcer and held several of the victims at gunpoint while the other co-conspirators stole a safe and several cell phones," said Schultz in a news release. "Each robber wore a mask."
The safe had about $900.
The victims were familiar with Dunlap and able to identify him by his voice, hairstyle and eyes, Schultz said. His four associates have never been identified.
Schultz said the owner of the safe was not cooperative with police, making the investigation difficult.
Dunlap will be sentenced May 30 by Crawford County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Spataro.
“We will be asking for a lengthy sentence of incarceration in state prison for this defendant," said Schultz. "No leniency should be given. We cannot tolerate these types of violent crimes.”