Arrest made in year old Conway home invasion

Venson Edward Strickland (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Venson Edward Strickland (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) After more than a year, an arrest has been made in a January 2011 home invasion in Conway, and police say the victim's neighbor was the culprit.

Conway Police have arrested Venson Edward Strickland, 20, of Conway, for burglary, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy in connection with a January 31, 2011 home invasion.

Conway Police officers responded to a residence on Fulmer Street January 31, 2011 after a reported home invasion. The victims told police that two black males came into their house with bandannas covering their faces. One of the masked men was carrying a handgun, and demanded money from the homeowners. A victim recognized one of the suspects as being Strickland, who is their neighbor.

Strickland was located early Friday morning during a routine traffic stop and was taken into custody without incident. He is currently being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

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