6 arrested in Cape home invasion

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6 arrested in Cape home invasion

CREATED Sep. 25, 2013

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral police arrested six people in connection with a home invasion robbery early Wednesday morning.

A 9-1-1 call came in around 12:35 a.m. about two masked suspects entering a house in the 500 block of SE 12th Court.  The suspects demanded money, cell phones and drugs. 

The robbers were described as a white male and white female, each armed with a shotgun. After terrorizing four people inside the home one victim as able to escape and look for help.  While running he spotted a white truck parked in the street turn its lights on and drive toward him.  Fearing there were more suspects he ran back inside the house.

At that point the gunmen left the house and fled the scene.

Police quickly spotted the suspect truck and after a short pursuit it finally stopped.  Police arrested six people and found two shotguns in plain view in the back seat of the truck.  The driver was identified as David Gubanich II. The other occupants were identified as William Pope, Candice Jones, Robert Sanders, Shannon O’Toole, and Alexander Lacy.

Show-ups with all four victims were conducted independently of each other at the scene of the traffic stop and each victim positively identified William Pope, 23, as the male suspect that held each of them at gunpoint and robbed one of them. Each victim also positively identified Candice Jones, 26, as the female suspect that was armed with a shotgun in the home and that held the female victim at gunpoint.

Probable cause existed for the arrests of the following suspects for the following charges:
* William Pope - Home Invasion Robbery
* Candice Jones - Home Invasion Robbery and Carrying Concealed Weapon
* David Gubanich II - Principal to Home Invasion Robbery
* Robert Sanders - Principal to Home Invasion Robbery
* Shannon O’Toole - Principal to Home Invasion Robbery
* Alexander Lacy - Principal to Home Invasion Robbery

Each suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Additional charge of CCW was levied against Jones, as she had a US Army issued K-Bar Combat Knife (7” fixed blade with an overall length of just under 12”) on her person inside her combat boots.