Daniel Swaringen, 24, and Delvacchio Mills, 35, committed a home invasion right before Thanksgiving, which led to a man being pistol whipped and hospitalized. The suspects also stole the victim's BMW vehicle. There were 3 suspects, but only 2 were charged.
Daniel and Delvacchio will be eating Thanksgiving dinner in the county jail.
On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at approximately 11:20 p.m., a male victim was assaulted and robbed on Leahurst Court while visiting a friend. When the victim arrived at the house he observed a U-Haul truck in the driveway and when he went inside the residence he encountered three adult male suspects who were in the process of committing a residential burglary at this location.
The resident of this house was not home when all of this occurred.
The suspects assaulted the victim, who was hit in the head with a gun. The suspects then stole the victim’s vehicle, a 2011 BMW. Two of the suspects left in the victim’s BMW while the 3rd suspect drove away in the U-Haul truck. The victim was transported by paramedics to a local hospital.
Officers located the victim’s BMW and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on it as it was traveling on I-485. But the suspects refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit began. The pursuit only lasted a few minutes and ended when the suspects crashed as they exited off of I-485 onto Blair Road. Both of the occupants in the stolen BWM ran from the scene.
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Stolen items belonging to the homeowner were recovered from inside the vehicle.
One of the suspects who fled from the BMW was apprehended by a K-9 Unit. The second suspect was not located.
The suspect was last believed to be in the rear of Rocky River High School. The description of the suspect is that he is an adult black male.
Officers also spotted the U-Haul truck used in this crime traveling on West Blvd. Officers followed the vehicle until it ended up on Independence Blvd at which time a traffic stop was conducted.
The driver of the truck refused to stop and a 2nd vehicle pursuit began. During this pursuit, the suspect vehicle cut through a shopping center parking lot and hit a light pole. Un-phased, the pursuit continued until the suspect pulled into the Circle K located at 4921 E. Independence Blvd and surrendered.
Daniel and Delvacchio were both arrested and charged in this encounter. The third suspect is still at large.