Arrest made in Crittenden home invasion

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By Bryan Marshall

A 23-year-old man is facing charges after being arrested in connection with a Crittenden home invasion in which the owner was tied up in his bathroom.
Jacob W. Sharp of Crittenden was indicted March 5 by a Grant County grand jury on charges of second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking of $500 or more and second-degree being a persistent felony offender.
The charges stem from a Feb. 11 invasion of the Alexander Road home of 65-year-old Larry Brown, who told police he answered his door only to be tackled while in his wheelchair by an unknown white male.
Brown told police he eventually was tied up in his bathroom before being able to get out and call police.
Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said the suspect took two pistols, multiple collector knives, a wallet, a checkbook and a 1992 silver Toyota pickup truck.
“We recovered the truck,” Dills said. “We recovered some knives and some other belongings. There are still some handguns possibly missing.”
Sharp, who was a person of interest in the case, was arrested after being located by Florence Police at Motel 6 on Dream Street while officers were attempting to execute a warrant on another person.
“They asked Jacob Sharp his name and he gives them his twin brother’s name,” said Dills, adding that drugs were out in the open inside the hotel room.
Sharp, who also had a outstanding warrant from another county, was charged by Florence Police with theft of identity of another without consent, possession of controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is currently lodged in the Boone County Jail.