MANCHESTER, Md. — Two homeless people have been arrested after allegedly breaking into a Manchester home the day after Christmas.
Around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office was called to the 3000 block of Maiden Lane after reports of an armed home invasion. When deputies got to the scene they spoke with the two victims, a 37-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man.
The man and woman told deputies they heard a knock on the door, so the woman answered it only to find another man and woman armed with a shotgun. The burglars, later identified as 30-year-old Kristy Nichole Angleberger and 35-year-old Jeremiah Smith Ancheta, forced their way into the house and the man who lived there came downstairs and fought them over the shotgun.
Ancheta was then hit in the face with the shotgun during the fight, so both ran away with the gun.
The people inside of the home then closed the door and moments later both Ancheta and Angleberger tried to force their way back in, causing damage to the door frame. They were not able to get inside of the home the second time and drove away in a dark colored car.
The woman victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the man had minor injuries but refused treatment.
Detectives were able to identify multiple suspects and arrested Ancheta and Angleberger. Both are homeless and charged with home invasion, first and second-degree assault, and burglary second-degree.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact Detective Owens at 410-386-5900.