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Two arrested for Wareham home invasion with bats, third suspect wanted by police

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UPDATE: Daniel Russ, the third home invasion suspect was placed under arrest by the Massachusetts State Police on Route 195 in Marion at 8:20 p.m. after a motor vehicle stop. He is being held on $100,000 cash bail and due in Wareham District Court this morning.

On Tuesday, January 15, at about 5:10 p.m. Wareham Police officers Michael Phinney and James White responded to Choctaw Drive for a reported home invasion.

At the scene a male victim reported that two males and a female had broken into the home, and began beating him with baseball bats. In addition to beating him, the men stole the victim’s wallet which contained a large quantity of cash. A second victim was also struck several times by the suspects.

Wareham Police detectives began an immediate investigation and the suspects were quickly identified. Furthermore, detectives obtained arrest warrants for the three suspects on Wednesday morning at the Wareham District Court.

Armed with the warrants, Wareham detectives, Bourne Police detectives, and troopers from the State Police Violent Apprehension Section arrested Katherine N. Greene, 30, of 31 Dry Cedar Swamp Road, Bourne, at her residence at about 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Shortly after, detectives arrested another suspect, Jeffrey Johnson, 24, at his residence 16 Catherine Court in East Wareham. A third suspect, Daniel Russ, 38, of Marstons Mills is still being sought.

In addition to the arrests, detectives confiscated the weapons believed to be used in the home invasion. It should be noted that this incident was not random and the victims refused medical assistance. The two suspects were transported to Wareham District Court after being processed at police headquarters.

All three suspects are charged with the following:

1. Home Invasion
2. Armed Robbery
3. Assault and Battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts)

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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