LABELLE – The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives have arrested two men in connection with a violent home invasion crime case.
On Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 Detectives with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit put closure to a violent home invasion which left an entire family in terror.
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 at approximately 11 p.m., two assailants armed with handguns broke into a home in the Clewiston area. Once inside, the men quickly took control of the victim’s at gunpoint.
The residence was occupied by three adults and three children, to include a 5-year-old child. The armed assailants placed their guns at the head of some of the victims and struck one in the head with a gun. Before leaving the home, they demanded money and jewelry.
Before leaving the home, the suspects threatened the victims to not to call the police and took their cell phone. The suspects fled the residence with cash and jewelry.
Over the last year, detectives continued to investigate leading to the arrest of Darion Nesta Radcliffe, 23 of Clewiston and 21-year-old Johon Willingham also of Clewiston.
Radcliffe was taken into custody and charged with six counts of aggravated assault, one county of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, six counts of kidnapping while committing or facilitating the commission of a felony, one count of use or display of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of armed burglary, one count of robbery with a firearm, one count of grand theft and one count of child abuse. Radcliffe is currently being held on no bond.
Willingham was also taken into custody and charged with six counts aggravated assault, one count aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, six counts kidnapping while committing or facilitating the commission of a felony, one count use or display of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count armed burglary, one count robbery with a firearm, one count grand theft and one count child abuse. Willingham is currently being held on $865,000 bond.
Radcliffe and Willingham were already in the Hendry County Jail on unrelated violent felony charges when Detectives charged them with the Home Invasion crimes.