U.S. marshals arrest man wanted for home invasion

Joven K Covington (Photo provided by U.S. Marshal Service).

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man wanted in the investigation of a Norfolk home invasion last year was taken into custody Wednesday night.

The home invasion happened on April 13, 2013. Investigators say Joven K. Covington and Trenton Ore went into a Norfolk home and robbed the five people inside. Gunfire was exchanged, and four people were injured.

Covington was indicted by a Norfolk Grand Jury in August, and detectives say he fled to North Carolina to avoid being prosecuted.

But on Wednesday night, U.S. marshals conducted a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle that Covington was driving. Despite trying to give authorities a fake Alaska driver’s license, they identified him and took him into custody.

Covington was taken to Norfolk City Jail, where he awaits his next court appearance.

Ore was recently sentenced to 43 years in jail for his offenses related to the home invasion.

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