Saturday, September 28, 2013

One Suspect Arrested in Connection with Break-In, Beating at Eagle Home; Second Suspect Sought

Posted By on Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Duane W. Roche, 46, is in Ada County lockup on felony charges of robbery, aggravated battery and drug possession in connection with a robbery at an Eagle home.
  • Courtesy Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Duane W. Roche, 46, is in Ada County lockup on felony charges of robbery, aggravated battery and drug possession in connection with a robbery at an Eagle home.

A Meridian man is behind bars today, arrested in connection with the robbery of a home in Eagle on Sept. 27.

Duane W. Roche was arrested Sept. 27 after Eagle police and sheriff's deputies pulled him over on Idaho 44 in Star, driving a pickup truck containing items taken from a home located in the 10000 block W. Claudia Road.

Roche, 46, is being held in the Ada County Jail on felony charges of robbery, aggravated battery and possession of a controlled substance.

Police say Roche broke into the home and attacked a male resident—hitting the man with enough force to inflict severe head trauma and choking him to the point that he almost lost consciousness. Officials added that Roche is known to the victim, who was treated at a local hospital.

As of Sept. 27, a woman who was with Roche at the time of the robbery had been located but not charged in connection with the case. Another man who was with Roche at the time of the robbery is still at large.

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