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4th man wanted in connection with Purcellville home invasion

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 4:14pm  ET

Dean W. Ballard, 20, is wanted by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. (Courtesy Loudoun County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE: Tuesday - 10/30/2013, 4:10pm ET

WASHINGTON - Investigators are looking for a fourth man wanted in connection with a home invasion in Purcellville.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is looking for Dean W. Ballard, 20, who is believed to be from the Harrisonburg area.

Police are still searching for David C. Russell Jr., 21, of Leesburg.

Both are wanted in connection with the Oct. 14 armed robbery inside an apartment in the 100 block of N. 21st Street in Purcellville.

Two other men have previously been arrested in connection with the robbery.

Anyone with any information about the the whereabouts of either Ballard or Russell is asked to call Detective M. McCaffrey at 703-777-0475 or call Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

EARLIER: Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 1:24pm ET

WASHINGTON - A second person is in custody in connection with a Loudoun County home invasion robbery and the sheriff's office is still looking for a third suspect.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office say they arrested Jordan L. Harwell, 29, of Sterling late Monday night. He has been charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Sheriff's officials found Harwell at a home on Argus Place.

Last week, the sheriff's office announced they had arrested John C. Barwis, 23, of Ashburn. He was charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

David C. Russell, Jr., 21, of Leesburg is wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred Oct. 14 in Purcellville. (Courtesy Loudoun County Sheriff's Office)

Both men are being held without bond. Police say they expect to file additional charges against Barwis and Harwell.

The sheriff's office continues to look for David C. Russell, Jr., 21, of Leesburg in connection with the robbery.

Officials say he is possibly driving a white Dodge Charger and is known to frequent the Leesburg and Sterling areas.

The home invasion robbery happened Oct. 14 at an apartment in the 100 block of N. 21st Street in Purcellville.

The suspects reportedly entered the apartment with guns. One of the residents was assaulted during the robbery and had minor injuries.

The suspects reportedly took cash from the apartment.

Sheriff's officials say they have recovered the weapons used in the robbery.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of David C. Russell is asked to call Detective M. McCaffrey at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

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