FRANKLINTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Maryland soldier already charged in a central Pennsylvania home invasion and assault of two 17-year-old boys now faces an attempted homicide charge connected to a second home invasion on the same night.

Pennsylvania State Police in York allege Rico Holmes III, 23, of Bethesda, Md., is one of several armed intruders who entered a Franklintown apartment on Dec. 8 and shot a man who had been sleeping inside. The man survived.

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Holmes was previously arrested for a similar home invasion robbery in Franklin Township that occurred about an hour earlier as two teenage boys were watching television.

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Holmes, who is active duty in the Army and was stationed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, is charged with attempted homicide, burglary, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

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