Second Sussex County home invasion suspect turns self in, third still on the run

SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The second Sussex County home invasion suspect has turned himself in, according to police.

Matthew Alan Colburn, also known as “Wish,” turns himself in to authorities.
Matthew Alan Colburn, also known as “Wish,” turns himself in to authorities.

Matthew Alan Colburn, also known as “Wish,” turned himself in to authorities after being wanted in connection with a home invasion from last week.

Authorities say they believe Michael Gregory Powell, Randy James Hios, and Matthew Alan Colburn were the three men who invaded and robbed the Sussex homes, including the one from which a nine-year-old girl called 911 for help while hiding under the bed with her brother.

Michael Gregory Powell and Randi James Hois.
Michael Gregory Powell and Randi James Hois.

Hois was located late Friday night in Hopewell and taken into custody by authorities.

Police are still offering $1,000 dollar reward to anyone who can offer information leading to the arrest of Michael Powell.

The third suspect, Michael Gregory Powell, is still on the run.
The third suspect, Michael Gregory Powell, is still on the run.

Police also say they are also investigating a fourth unidentified person who they believe may have aided and abetted the suspects.

While responding to the first home invasion, police say they received the disturbing 911 call from the child who said three men were inside her home near Baxter Road. The young girl told police she and her 12-year-old brother hid under the bed after the men knocked on the front door. After no one answered, the children heard the men bust through a rear door and begin rummaging through their house.

When police responded, they helped the children out of the bedroom window in case the suspects were still inside the home.

Recent picture of Michael Powell and Matthew Colburn picture together.
Recent picture of Michael Powell and Matthew Colburn picture together.

Police spotted the men fleeing in a vehicle and gave chase before the three men exited the car and fled on foot.

Authorities from Sussex County, Prince George County, Virginia State Police and the U.S. Marshal’s office assisted with the search and are continuing to assist in the search for the third suspect.

If you have any information, please call Prince George Police at 733-2770 or Sussex County Sheriff’s Office at 434-246-5000.

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