State Police said two men’s plans to rob a home in Cumberland County fell apart after one accidentally fired his handgun before they broke into the residence.

State troopers responded at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to a home on Wills Road in Stow Creek Township and found a home with a broken front window.

They found a vehicle with two handguns inside and arrested Bruce Bader, 24, of Upper Deerfield, who was hiding nearby, police said. A second suspect, Blaine Stanton, 23, of Seabrook, fled in a stolen vehicle but was later apprehended at his home, police said.

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Police said Bader and Stanton planned to rob the home but fled after Stanton accidentally fired his handgun. Bader broke the window with his handgun, police said.

Police also said they searched Stanton’s home Wednesday and found a marijuana-growing facility. Authorities recovered a half pound of marijuana and several rounds of ammunition.

Bader and Stanton are charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm with an unlawful purpose, burglary with a weapon, theft, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest. Stanton was also charged with tampering with evidence. They were both transported to Cumberland County jail on $75,000 cash bail.

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