RANDOLPH - Four Jamestown men have been taken into custody in connection to an armed home invasion in Randolph on Thursday.
D'Allyn E. Washington, 22, of 35 Myrtle St.; Cameron S. Rives, 19, of 309 Prather Ave.; Derrick L. Williams Jr., 21, of 23 Broadhead Ave.; and Samuel L. Rodriguez, 24, of 309 Prather Ave., all of Jamestown were all charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary after the investigation into the incident.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau investigated the incident which occurred at 2408 Pine Hill Road in Randolph at 2:15 a.m. on Thursday.
Cameron S. Rives, 19, of Jamestown
According to police, four intruders entered the home of Thomas and Marjorie Andrews and held them a gunpoint.
"Our understanding is that four individuals forcibly entered the dwelling, they brandished a weapon and they used force to get the couple in the residence to comply," said Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb.
While in the home, the four individuals allegedly assaulted Thomas Andrews by kicking, punching and pistol whipping him, causing a cut over his eye. Marjorie Andrews had her writs bound together with duct tape and a shoelace, said police.
The four individuals then stole property from the home, said police.
"They forcibly took property from the homeowners of the residence and caused physical injury to the husband," said Whitcomb.
Thomas Andrews was taken to WCA Hospital for treatment of his injuries, and was later released.
Items allegedly taken include two cellphones, cash, Thomas' wallet and a flat-screen television.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office was assisted in the investigation by the Jamestown Police Department, Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, FBI and the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
"An extensive and intensive investigation has been under way ever since," said Whitcomb. "We have been tight-lipped as the investigation was unfolding because we wanted to secure the apprehension of the subjects involved before we went public with it."
Washington and Rives were taken into custody Friday. Both were arraigned in Randolph Town Court and sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Judge Greely, Randolph Town Judge, also signed a warrant for Derek Williams, who is currently incarcerated in the Chautauqua County Jail.
Rodriguez was taken into custody Monday and was arraigned in Randolph Town Court. He was also taken to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
"This afternoon, we were successful in apprehending the fourth individual involved, so we currently believe we have all four who were responsible," said Whitcomb.
Certain details of the investigation are being withheld, and the men's roles in the home invasion have not been released.
Whitcomb also declined to discuss the motive behind the crime, and whether or not this house was specifically targeted.
"For the purposes of the investigation at this point I will decline to comment on that, but certainly it was a home invasion for the purposes of securing profit," he said. "Whether or not this home was specifically targeted or was randomly chosen is currently under investigation."
The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.