Two arrested after home invasion robbery, assault

DIAMOND POINT — A Quilcene couple are scheduled for initial Superior Court appearances Monday in connection with a home invasion robbery in which two women were assaulted and one had her life threatened, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said.

Joseph Frantz, 39, and Rachena Frantz, 30, were arrested at about 5:24 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 101 near Blyn and booked into the Clallam County jail after they were both charged with first-degree burglary, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Rachena Frantz also was charged with fourth-degree assault, and her bond was set at $5,000, records show.

Joseph Frantz was also charged with felony harassment, and his bond was set at $10,000.

He was scheduled to appear Monday before Superior Court Judge Ken Williams, while she will appear the same day before Superior Court Judge George Wood.

As of Saturday, she remained in jail, while he was not listed on the jail roster.

When deputies arrived at a home in the Diamond Point area Wednesday after a report of a home invasion burglary and assault, they were told that three men and a woman had entered the home and demanded money from the two women who lived there.

Two of them were identified as the Frantzes, who were known to the residents, deputies said.

Deputies also were told that Rachena Frantz assaulted both women residents and that Joseph Frantz made threats to kill one of the females.

The women received non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at the scene, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Chief Criminal Deputy Ron Cameron said Saturday the other two were not directly involved in the robbery.

Deputies Ralph Edgington and Mark Millett pulled over the couple on U.S. Highway 101 west of 7 Cedars Casino and arrested them.

First-degree burglary is a felony punishable by up to 41 months in prison and/or a $50,000 fine.

Fourth-degree is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.

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Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Jeff Chew can be reached at 360-681-2391 or at [email protected]

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