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Posted on: July 10, 2015

Maryland Man Sentenced for Waterford Home Invasion

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 10, 2015

Contact: Heather F. Williamson
Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office
20 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176-2809
(703) 777-0242

MARYLAND MAN SENTENCED FOR WATERFORD HOME INVASION

FINAL CASE CONCLUDES 27 MONTH PROSECUTION OF FOUR DEFENDANTS

LEESBURG, Virginia – July 9, 2015. Judge Burke F. McCahill sentenced John Allen Dey, 22, to twenty-five years in the Virginia Department of Corrections in connection with an April 2013 home invasion in Waterford. Dey entered pleas of guilty in Loudoun County Circuit Court on October 24, 2014 to breaking and entering while armed, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (two counts), and five counts of abduction with intent to extort money.

On April 16, 2013, law enforcement officers responded to a call for a home invasion in Waterford, Virginia. Earlier that day, Dey, knocked on the front door of the residence. The homeowner proceeded to open the door of the residence and Dey handed a package to the homeowner. Seeing that there was nothing written on the package, the homeowner handed the package back. At that point, Dey pushed the homeowner backwards into the house, and Dey, Mark Anthony Hoy Jr., 21, Roman Sebastian Monzon, 21, and Randy Maurice Alford III, 20, entered the residence.

Once inside the residence, the homeowner’s hands and feet were bound and he was blindfolded. The homeowner’s wife, adult daughter, and his two small grandchildren were also bound with zip ties and duct tape.

While inside the residence, the perpetrators armed with a gun and machete searched the residence for approximately thirty minutes and threatened to harm the victim’s if they did not provide money and valuables. Once the search of the residence was complete and items taken, the victims were moved to the basement. The basement door was closed and barricaded with a couch.

After a few minutes without hearing any noise from the upper levels of the residence, one of the victims was able to free herself, exit through a basement door, and get help from a neighbor approximately one-half mile away.

In May 2013, a tip was received by law enforcement stating that a house in Maryland was to be the target of an upcoming robbery. The tip stated that Dey and others were going to perform a home invasion style robbery. Dey was subsequently located and arrested in Maryland. Law enforcement officers recovered numerous items taken from the victims during the Waterford home invasion in the back of Dey’s vehicle. A list of home addresses and home values and phone numbers were also located in Dey’s vehicle. The Waterford victim’s residence was one of the homes included on the list.

The adult victims of the Waterford home invasion testified at Thursday’s sentencing hearing. The victims described the event in detail, noting that Dey appeared to be the leader of the group that forcibly entered their residence. Each victim also described how this crime has affected their lives. One victim testified that they are “far more cautious,” and “not as trusting as they used to be.”

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Travis Owens who prosecuted Dey’s case and the co-defendant’s cases, asked Judge McCahill to impose a sentence above the recommended Virginia Sentencing Guidelines based on the “disturbing and unthinkable” facts of the case and the victims’ testimony at the sentencing hearing.

McCahill agreed noting that Dey’s behavior was “disturbing and aggravating,” with a complete “disregard for fellow human beings.” “You go to your home for peace, comfort and security” and “once that is violated there are long term consequences,” continued McCahill.

In addition to the twenty-five year active sentence, McCahill imposed 103 years of suspended time and ordered Dey to pay $17,140 in restitution to the victims. McCahill further ordered that Dey be placed on twenty years of supervised probation upon his release from prison.

On May 20, 2014, Hoy plead guilty to breaking and entering while armed, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (two counts) and five counts of abduction with intent to extort money. On September 9, 2014, Hoy was sentenced by Judge J. Howe Brown to 128 years with all but twenty-three years suspended in the Virginia Department of Corrections, and indefinite supervised probation upon his release from prison.

On May 27, 2014, Monzon plead guilty to breaking and entering while armed, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (two counts) and five counts of abduction with intent to extort money. On September 9, 2014, Monzon was sentenced by Judge J. Howe Brown to 128 years with all but thirteen years suspended in the Virginia Department of Corrections, and indefinite supervised probation upon his release from prison.

On November 8, 2013, Alford plead guilty to breaking and entering while armed, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (two counts) and five counts of abduction with intent to extort money. On March 12, 2014, Alford was sentenced by Judge Thomas D. Horne to 128 years with all but twenty-six years suspended in the Virginia Department of Corrections, and twenty supervised probation upon his release from prison.

“I’m often asked why sentences vary among co-defendants in cases such as this,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman. “A defendant’s role, their level of participation, cooperation with law enforcement, prior criminal history and many other factors presented to the court can influence the sentence imposed by a judge,” continued Plowman. “The outcome of each of these cases represents the hard work of the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, and neighboring Maryland law enforcement.” “I am hopeful that the victims in this case find some closure knowing that these defendants will be in prison for many years to come,” added Plowman.

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