Troopers arrest one, seek a second suspect in Mt. Holly home invasion

Vermont State Police are looking for a suspect in a home invasion that took place Sunday night in Mount Holly.

According to a press release, troopers from the Rutland barracks were called to a house on Old Turnpike Road just before midnight for a report a home invasion in progress. The caller reported that two men were using weapons and intended them harm. On their way to the scene, troopers identified the males as Antonio Diaz, 27, of Cavendish and Nicholas Sweet, 26, of Pittsford.

Troopers arrested Diaz without incident, but Sweet fled the scene before police arrived.

Antonio Diaz

Diaz was charged with assault and robbery, burglary of an occupied dwelling, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (two counts), unlawful restraint first degree, criminal threatening, interference with access to emergency services, unlawful mischief, and criminal driving with license suspended.

Diaz is being held without bail at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. He is scheduled to appear in court today at 12:30 p.m.

Police are continuing to look for Sweet, and anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Rutland Barracks at 802-773-9101.

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  1. WPTZ is reporting – from court documents – that the incident took place over a stolen laptop and that the pair broke into the house with an axe and beat the complainant with a hammer. We reported the story originally because of the search for the second suspect and the connection to a community that we cover. Unfortunately we do not have the staff to regularly cover the nearest criminal courts – in Rutland, White River Junction and Brattleboro.

  2. Kathy says:

    A broadcast media outlet reported that this incident occurred over a laptop the victims had allegedly stolen from Diaz and Sweet.

  3. No, the press release did not say.

  4. Kathy says:

    Was there any mention as to whether the home was a random hit or deliberately targeted?