Three arrested for attempted armed robbery
|Date:||March 1, 2012|
On Saturday, Feb. 25, at about 7:15 p.m., Middletown Police were dispatched to the 200 block of West Main Street for a report of an armed robbery that just occurred. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, who stated that he was robbed at gun point by two unknown black males and a white female.
The Middletown Police conducted a K-9 track from the area of the robbery, which lead officers to the intersection of North Cass and West Lake streets. Officers observed a white female and a black male walking in this area who matched the physical description of the suspects. The subjects were stopped and the female a Heather Mquiston, 21, of Newark, was identified as one of the assailants. Mcquiston was taken into custody and transported back to Middletown Police Department.
Further investigation identified a 17-year-old Smyrna resident and a Tyler Golon, 18, of Dover, as the other two assailants, who were still at large.
The investigation revealed that the 29-year-old male victim had spoken to Mcquiston earlier in the evening and he later invited her to his residence. As they were entering his residence, Golon and the juvenile male forced their way in, displayed at least one handgun and demanded the victim’s money. After a struggle, Mcquiston, Golon and the juvenile fled emptyhanded. The victim suffered moderate swelling to the back of his head as a result of the altercation.
During the struggle, a 20-year-old male neighbor exited his residence to help his neighbor and he was threatened by the males.
Mcquiston was arrested and arraigned later that evening on attempted robbery first degree and conspiracy second degree. She received $31,000 secured bail and was committed to the Woman’s Correctional Institute.
The 17-year-old was arrested on Feb. 26 and was arraigned on the attempted robbery first degree, possession of a firearm during a commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, conspiracy second degree and assault third degree charges. He was released on $65,500 unsecured bail.
On Feb. 29, Golon was arrested and arraigned on his attempted robbery first degree, possession of a firearm during a commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, conspiracy second degree and assault third degree charges. He was released after posting $25,000 secured bail.