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Two charged with breaking into Danville home, attacking man

David Pitts Jr., 42, and Nitaya Antoinet Bennett, 33. (Credit: Danville City Jail)
David Pitts Jr., 42, and Nitaya Antoinet Bennett, 33. (Credit: Danville City Jail) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

DANVILLE (WSLS 10) - Danville police have charged two Danville residents in connection with a home invasion and assault that happened on Saturday, June 11.

On Saturday, at about 12:07 a.m., officers and rescue personnel responded to the 200 block of Shamrock Drive in reference to a home invasion and assault.

Officers found a man inside the home suffering from cuts to his head. He was taken to DRMC for treatment and later flown to Carilion in Roanoke for further treatment. He has since been released.

Witnesses told police that a man and woman entered the home, assaulted the victim and then left.

After further investigation, police charged the two people.

Both Nitaya Antoinet Bennett, 33, and David Pitts Jr., 42, each face one charge of breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony and one count of malicious wounding.

Bennett and Pitts were taken into custody without incident and both are currently housed at the Danville City Jail with no bond.

The investigation is ongoing.