MASSENA - A New York City man wanted for his alleged role in a home invasion in Massena earlier this month was located Sunday in the Capital Region.
Village police said Jevar Sturridge, 20, of 16912 7th Avenue, Queens, was picked up on an arrest warrant for second-degree burglary following a traffic stop Sunday in Schenectady.
Sturridge is alleged to have entered a residence at 27 1/2 Spruce St. at 3:30 p.m. April 11 in an incident that village police have described as a home invasion. Patrick Lloyd of 16 Haskell St., Massena, was charged with second-degree menacing in connection with that same incident.
Sturridge was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.
Village police have said the charges followed an investigation into an incident that took place at the Spruce Street residence of Albert Brossoit and Felicity Caskinette. Lloyd allegedly drove another man, identified as Sturridge by police investigators, to the Spruce Street residence and the passenger in his vehicle allegedly pointed a handgun at Ms. Caskinette.
Witnesses told police Lloyd, known by his street name of Problem, drove a second man to 27 1/2 Spruce St. at approximately 3 p.m. April 11 following Ms. Caskinette when she drove into her residence.
I looked out and saw a black Charger, the one Problem drives, and then I saw this black guy ... pull a black and silver handgun out and point it at Felicity. Then they took off, Mr. Brossoit noted in the statement he signed for police.
He said the passenger in Lloyds vehicle, known only by his street name of Q, returned approximately a half hour later with a female and walked inside his residence without permission.
I had a knife in my hand, and Q told me to put the knife down and come talk to him man to man outside. I set my knife down and went outside to talk to Q. Q said I was trying to talk about his n-. Q then took a swing at me, Mr. Brossoit said, noting his assailant missed with the first punch. He then grabbed my shirt and punched me in the back of the head.
Mr. Brossoit said he was able to get away from the man and went back inside the residence after he heard his girlfriend yelling she was pregnant. Witnesses said the female that had entered the residence had grabbed Ms. Caskinette by the hair and was attempting to pull her across the room.
The Massena man traced his problem with Lloyd and his girlfriend, Miranda Green, to an incident that had taken place approximately a month earlier at Keith Snyders apartment on South Main Street.
Problem pushed Felicity in the corner and held her down while Miranda was punching her. Felicity said she was pregnant, and Miranda said, Your face isnt pregnant. Then she stopped. Felicity walked out. I went to get my keys, and they said I better not let Felicity go to the cops, Mr. Brossoit recalled in his statement to police.
It is not the first time Lloyd and Sturridge have been linked to criminal activity in the north country.
Police and federal agents had charged Lloyd, Sturridge and another New York City resident with multiple drug and gun felonies following a December traffic stop on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.
Lloyd, Sturridge and Travis Moore, 23, of Manhattan are each charged with one count each of second- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon with a defaced serial number and fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
A news release from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe said Lloyd, Sturridge and Moore allegedly were in possession of six ounces of heroin, six ounces of cocaine, two loaded handguns, and about a pound of marijuana. Officials said none of the three had proper licensing to possess the seized guns, which had defaced serial numbers.
The arrests were made by St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police, New York State Police and U.S. Border Patrol.