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Warrant issued in 2012 State College home invasion

An inmate in a New York jail is wanted in connection with a State College home invasion.

The robbery occurred July 8, 2012, at a home at 727 W. College Ave.

State College police said that six men entered the home and held its residents at gunpoint, rummaging through rooms and stealing money and property.

Most of the victims did not want to press charges. However, Andrew Cope, a resident who was not home at the time, did.

He said the burglars netted $1,800 in cash from his room, some from a shoebox he kept under his bed, according to police.

Detective Stephen Bosak processed the shoebox for fingerprints and recovered several from the inside lid. Those were sent to the state police crime lab in Hershey and entered into the nationwide Automated Fingerprint Identification System.

One of those prints has now been identified.

A warrant has been issued for a man named Julius Wright, an inmate at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.

Police said his criminal history comes back to two names, but that they believe Julius to be his correct name, though Javon Wright has been used as well.

Wright is being charged with one count of burglary and two counts of criminal trespass, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Lt. Keith Robb said that Wright is incarcerated due to similar charges in New York.

There is no information about when Wright might be in Centre County to answer the charges.

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