Friday, May 3, 2019

An Arrest Has Been Made In Connection To The Home Invasion Attack On Dina Manzo And Her Husband David Cantin!

An arrest has been made in the brutal home invasion attack on former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo and her now-husband, David Cantin. On Friday, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced in a press release that James Mainello had been taken into custody at his home for his alleged connection with the 2017 home invasion.

Mainello is one of two men who police suspect brutally attacked the couple, before tying them up and making off with personal belongings, such as cash and jewelry.

Mainello is now being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township and faces multiple charges, including first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, second-degree aggravated assault, and third-degree criminal restraint.

He is scheduled to appear in Monmouth County Superior Court next week, with an additional detention hearing also expected in order to “determine whether he will be released or detained pending trial,” the press release states via PEOPLE.

If convicted, Mainello faces prison time, ranging anywhere from 18 months to 20 years — though the specific times vary depending on each degree of crime or offense, reports the outlet.

Following the news, the couple’s attorney, Andrew B. Brettler, issued a statement commending New Jersey’s law enforcement officers for their work on the case.

“We are so grateful to the New Jersey law enforcement authorities, whose diligent investigation over the last two years culminated in today’s arrest,” Brettler told PEOPLE on Manzo and Cantin’s behalf. “Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern for our well-being. We’ve had such a great support system.”

As previously reported, Manzo and Cantin were injured and taken to the hospital after two masked robbers allegedly attacked them in May 2017.  The couple were met by a pair of masked thieves when they walked into their Holmdel, NJ, home on May 13, police said. One intruder repeatedly struck Cantin with a baseball bat while another hit Manzo a number of times.

The crooks bound the couple together and then made off with an undetermined amount of jewelry and money, according to authorities.

Source/Photo Credit: PEOPLE, Instagram

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