2 arrested in Baltimore charged in Hampton home invasion


BALTIMORE, Md. (WAVY) — Two people who were arrested in Baltimore late last week have been charged in connection to a Hampton home invasion.

Baltimore County police said 38-year-old Melissa Joyce Moen and 33-year-old Christopher Levar Cox were arrested following a lengthy chase. Police said warrants for their arrest had been issued by the Hampton Police Division.

In an update on Monday, Hampton police said Cox has been charged with two counts of malicious wounding, two counts of abduction, entering a dwelling to commit robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Moen has been charged with two counts of accessory to burglary and abduction.

Two people were injured in the Oct. 5 home invasion on Hurst Drive.

Hampton police said a man who lives at the home told police two men broke in and began assaulting another man who was staying at the home. The home owner was assaulted when he tried to help the other man.

Police said the two men remain hospitalized in stable condition.

10 On Your Side learned one of the men hurt in the home invasion is an 85-year-old veteran. His great grandson was stabbed during the home invasion. 10 On Your Side spoke with the daughter of the veteran who was assaulted. 

“He’s known as ‘Pop’ in the neighborhood, and he helps people and he’s a great great guy and he’s always been that way,” she said. “We are still in shock of everything that is happening; we still don’t know a lot that is going on.”

It is believed that the home invasion is related to a homicide that happened the same day.

43-year-old Demoreia Ferrell, of Washington, D.C., was found shot along Rose Court in Newport News early Friday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and an investigation determined Ferrell had been shot in Hampton.

Police said the circumstances surrounding Ferrell’s death remains under investigation.

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