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Thursday, July 7, 2016 by Stacey Koch skoch@tnonline.com in Local News

Police continue search for additional suspects in Canal St. home invasion

Northampton police are investigating a home invasion July 2 on Canal Street.

According to Northampton Borough Chief of Police Ronald Morey, 54-year-old William F. Andrews Jr., of Whitehall, invaded the home at 1337 Canal St, in the late evening.

Morey confirmed to The Press July 5 that 28-year-old Troy Imbody, a resident of the Canal Street home, had been shot with a BB gun when Andrews came through the cellar door of the dwelling. Imbody then grabbed a machete, started swinging it and cut off Andrews’ hand.

Morey said the department received a call about the incident around 11:30 p.m.

Shortly after the invasion and attack, Andrews was dropped off at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. Currently, he is at a Philadelphia hospital, Morey said.

Identification of the person(s) who dumped Andrews at the hospital is still “part of the ongoing investigation,” Morey said.

When asked if any other persons involved in the home invasion have been identified, Morey said, “At this point, no.”

As of press deadline, borough police officers were still looking for others involved in the case.

Andrews is being charged with “burglary, criminal trespassing, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment of another person,” Morey said.