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Dubek and Longshore no longer suspects in Easter robbery
PORT ORCHARD—Sheriff's detectives have abandoned their investigation, and prosecutors have dropped charges, against two men accused of robbing a Poulsbo home on Easter.
Jacob Lewis Dubek, 29, of Bremerton, and Jason Lee Longshore, 31, of Shelton, were the prime suspects in a home invasion robbery at gunpoint that allegedly occurred at a Poulsbo home on April 20. Alleged victims and witnesses identified the two men as the robbers by reportedly searching their connections on Facebook.
Within days, warrants were issued for the suspects' arrest. Dubek was arrested and charged with robbery on April 23. He was held in the Kitsap County Jail on $100,000.
A search was launched for Longshore but he was not apprehended. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office released a notice to the public with Longshore's photograph, asking for help locating him.
But while the search for Longshore was on and Dubek sat in jail, detectives discovered discrepancies in the statements made by alleged victims and witnesses, according to a May 6 press release from the sheriff's office.
The discrepancies "cast doubt on various aspects of the case," and "the use of social media played a role in reaching this conclusion," the release states.
The sheriff's office then moved to cancel the warrant on Longshore on May 1, and drop the charges on Dubek. Dubek was released from jail on May 2.
Dubek's car, a 1993 Acura, was impounded as evidence. It was released to him upon his exit from jail.
The investigation into the initial incident remains open, however. On April 20, residents of a Poulsbo home near Keyport allege that two men entered their home and held them at gunpoint.
One resident was reportedly robbed of $800 and other valuables.
Anyone with information about the robbery and the case can anonymously contact Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).