An arrest has been made in the home invasion case involving Dina Manzo from May 2017.
James Maniello, a 51-year-old male from New Jersey, is in police custody and faces multiple charges for his alleged role in the incident, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday, May 3. Maniello has been charged with first degree robbery; second degree robbery; second degree burglary; second degree aggravated assault; two counts of third degree aggravated assault; third degree theft; third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; fourth degree unlawful possession of a weapon; and third degree criminal restraint.
Maniello was arrested on Friday morning at his home and is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township. He is expected to appear at the Monmouth County Superior Court sometime next week.
The arrest stems from an incident that took place on the night of May 13, 2017 when Dina and her then-boyfriend David Cantin walked into their Holmdel, New Jersey home to find two masked intruders. The robbers then rushed toward them before punching Dina and beating David with a baseball bat. Both Dina and David experienced facial injuries. David's nose was also broken. The robbers bound the couple together and took cash and jewelry before fleeing the home.
Dina and David's lawyer, Andrew Brettler, told TMZ that the couple thanks New Jersey law enforcement authorities, "whose diligent investigation over the last two years culminated in today’s arrest."
The couple added, "Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern for our well-being. We’ve had such a great support system."