Teen arrested after armed home invasion

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A teen is in jail tonight after he was arrested after an armed home invasion incident in Harrisonburg.

Trasean J. Rogers, 18, of Harrisonburg, was initially taken into custody for offenses related to the incident.

Harrisonburg Police say on April 30, at approximately 2:25 P.M. officers responded to the 500 block of West Gay Street for a report of armed home invasion. An elderly female victim reported that a black male had forced entry into her residence while in possession of a firearm. The suspect then stole items from the victim and fled the scene in her vehicle.

Officers say they arrived on location a short time later and secured the residence, the elderly woman was not injured. Officers then searched the area for the stolen vehicle and was given information for the vehicle along with suspect description.

At 3:29 p.m., Albemarle County Police say they stopped Rogers northbound on the 250 bypass at Fontaine Avenue for reckless driving. Police say Rogers drove off and a brief vehicle pursuit ensued which entered Charlottesville City.

At approximately 4:00 p.m., police say they received a call from Albemarle County Police Department that Rogers was in custody following a pursuit with Albermarle County Police, the Charlottesville Police Department and Virginia State Police.

Rogers was arrested on foot in the Shops at Stonefield. He is facing charges from Harrisonburg Police including Use of a Firearm during Robbery, Motor Vehicle Theft, Commit Burglary During Daytime While Armed, and Robbery With a Firearm.

Rogers is also facing charges from Albermarle County Police stemming from the pursuit which include Reckless Driving, and Felony Eluding a Police Officer.

Rogers is currently being booked at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail and has been denied bond.