FRONT ROYAL – Police have charged a Front Royal man in connection with an early Sunday morning home invasion.

Front Royal police arrested David O. Brooton, 50, on charges of robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit a robbery.

Sgt. Jason Winner said the police received a phone call early Sunday morning reporting a disturbance at a home on West Prospect Street. The four people in the home reported that two individuals knocked on the door of the home and when the door was cracked open two men pushed their way in, Winner said.

One of the men had what appeared to be a firearm, Winner said.

A scuffle occurred, but the two men made their way upstairs where they then demanded money, which was turned over, Winner said.

He said police were not disclosing how much money was reported stolen, adding that nothing else was taken.

At least one person in the home knew one of the suspects, helping police to identify Brooton, he said.

There were some minor injuries sustained by at least one individual during the altercation but no one was transported to the hospital, Winner said.

Brooten was on probation at the time of the incident and was also charged with probation violation.

According to public online court records, Brooten has previous charges of larceny, shoplifting, possession of a controlled substance, entering a home to commit an assault, and battery.

The incident is still under investigation by police.

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