Fugitive wanted in Norfolk home invasion captured

Posted at 2:54 PM, Nov 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-06 14:54:58-05
Joven Covington

Joven Covington

Norfolk, Va. – A man wanted in an August 2013 home invasion in Norfolk was captured in North Carolina Wednesday night.

Joven K. Covington was wanted on Robbery, Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon charges.

Five people were wounded during the home invasion when Covington and his accomplice Trenton Ore exchange gunfire with the people inside.

Ore was recently sentence to 43 years in prison.

Two people arrested in connection with Norfolk home invasion, shooting

Covington fled to North Carolina after being indicted in August of this year.

Wednesday night officers with the U.S. Marshals led task force pulled over Covington in North Carolina. Covington tried to give arresting officers a fake Alaska driver’s license, but was identified and brought to Norfolk. He is in the Norfolk City Jail awaiting his next court appearance.

The U.S. Marshals led task force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department, Newport News Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department. The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal and state warrants.