Traffic stop leads to home invasion arrest

Second suspect may have turned herself in, says police

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Joshua Knapp and Marie Stokes

BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. - Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a home invasion robbery earlier this month.

According to the Bradford County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a call about a home invasion robbery about 1 p.m. June 7 at a home in Starke.

The victim said she was held at gunpoint by a man and a woman and had several thousand dollars worth of jewelry stolen.

Just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, a deputy stopped a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Joshua Knapp, who the deputy knew had a suspended driver's license. After arresting Knapp, the deputy said he found a jewelry box that was stolen from a recent burglary in the area of Keystone Heights.

Knapp was charged with the burglary, which deputies said had some similarities to the home invasion in Starke.

During questioning, deputies said they learned Knapp was involved in the home invasion, and he was subsequently charged. Deputies said he also identified 23-year-old Marie Stokes in the home invasion.

Thursday night at 9:30 p.m., the Bunnell Police Department arrested Stokes. Preliminary information indicates Stokes may have turned herself into law enforcement after learning she was wanted, police said.

Detectives from the Bradford County Sheriff's Office headed to Flagler County Jail to interview her concerning Stokes' involvement in the incident.

Stokes is being held on a $200,000 bond and will be returned to Bradford County if she is unable to post bond, according to police.

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