Suspect captured in June 14 home invasion of senior

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police have arrested a suspect in a June 14 home invasion of a 76-year-old female.

Police say 62-year-old Lester Eugene Rhone committed the robbery on the 1700 block of North Jones Boulevard. Officers say during the course of the incident, Rhone entered the victim’s residence through the front door which was closed, but unlocked.

Once inside, Rhone confronted the victim and forced her on to a couch. Rhone grabbed a pillow as he stood over the victim and placed it over her face. The female victim managed to break free from Rhone and ran to her bedroom only to be caught and forcefully held.

As Rhone held her, he demanded she give him the money from her purse. The victim complied and Rhone fled out of the front door with the victim quickly calling police.

The victim provided an excellent description of the Rhone and quickly located a possible suspect at the intersection of Jones Boulevard and Carl Avenue, according to police. Police were able to locate an item that was taken from the victim’s residence at the location where Rhone was stopped. Rhone was also in possession of a black wind breaker and light color hat that he wore when he was inside the residence, but removed prior to officers initiating contact with him.

Police say the incident serves as an excellent reminder of the importance of being a “good witness” due to the good description provided by the victim and the quick response by officers.

Rhone is being held at The Clark County Detention Center and charged with the following crimes: Attempted Murder, Robbery with Deadly Weapon, Coercion with Force, Burglary, and Battery to Commit Robbery.


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