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Four in Custody After 68-Year-Old Man Attacked, Robbed in Clarion

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 09:03 PM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

assault-mugsCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Four local individuals have been accused of attacking and robbing a 68-year-old man in the Borough of Clarion.

Court documents indicate Clarion Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 20-year-old Sameer Rasheed Faulk, 19-year-old David LaRue Davis, and 35-year-old Stephanie Andreas, all of Clarion.

A 17-year-old male was also taken into custody.

OES Dispatches Clarion Borough Police for Report of Assault

According to a criminal complaint, around 8:20 a.m. on March 23, Clarion County Office of Emergency Services dispatched Clarion Borough Police to an “assault report.” Detective William Peck and Officer Kemmer responded to the scene and talked to a known, concerned person who reported that a 68-year-old man was assaulted on March 22 and robbed of money.

68-Year-Old Victim Interviewed

The officers went to the victim’s residence, and obtained the following information:

“Around 9:30 p.m. (the victim) was attacked in front of the Clarion Fire Hall; (the victim) indicated that he was knocked to the ground and held down for several minutes. He was then let up, and the assailants ran away. He said that he continued to walk home after the incident and was attacked again on Merle Road in the area of the American Legion fenced in parking lot.”

“(The victim) was struck from behind and held down and placed in a choke hold. He saw three people that he described as two white males and one black male. The person who struck him the second time was white. He heard several males yelling at him to give them his money. (The victim) removed two $10.00 bills from his pocket and gave it to a young, black male – who was wearing jeans that were ‘falling off’ him. After the young, black male took his money, a car was coming down the alley, and all the suspects took off running.”

Detective Peck said the victim had an abrasion to the right side of his face, and the arm of his eye glasses was broken.

The complaint states that (the victim) indicated that possibly Stephanie Andreas might know the assailants or have information. (The victim) believed this incident involved someone being jealous that he was dating Andreas, and that’s why this happened.

Officers Interviews Victim’s Girlfriend

The officers went to Andreas residence and interviewed her. She stated the following people were at her residence at approximately 9:00 p.m. – Sameer Rasheed Faulk, David Davis, and a known 17 year old male, the complaint indicates.

Andreas said that when they left, she had a feeling that they were going to look for (the victim) but she wasn’t sure. They were gone for awhile, and then returned approximately an hour later. Faulk allegedly told her “I got him, and he is very lucky he is not dead.” Andreas said that Faulk showed her the $20.00 he got from (the victim), the complaint states.

Davis allegedly told Andreas that he “got him on his shoulders and knocked him to the ground and covered his mouth so he could not scream,” the complaint continues.

Officer Kemmer Interviews 17-Year-Old Suspect

Officer Kemmer went to Clarion Area High School to interview the known, 17-year-old suspect.

The suspect gave the following statement:

“He was at Stephanie Andreas residence, and (the victim) was there. (The victim) left and Andreas told them that (the victim) was walking to the Clarion University Library. Davis, Faulk, the 17-year-old suspect, and a 15-year-old male followed (the victim) to the Clarion University Library and waited for him to leave. They were waiting for the right time and place to attack (the victim). After approximately 20 minutes, (the victim) was observed leaving the Library and walking on Wood Street, and they followed him again. Davis then tackled (the victim) in the alley way, held him down, put him in a choke hold, and told him ‘give me your money.’ Faulk told (the victim) that he was going to kick him in the face if he didn’t give him the money. (The victim) then gave Faulk two $10.00 bills. A car then approached, and they all ran away.”

Officers Take Davis into Custody

At 1:50 p.m. Clarion Borough Officers and Clarion-based State Police went to Davis’ residence at 100 South 6th Avenue. He was taken into custody and transported to Clarion Borough Police Department.

Officers Take Faulk, 17-Year-Old Male into Custody

Officers located Faulk at Andrea’s house; She told Detective Peck that Faulk was inside with her children, and she was scared. Faulk allegedly threatened to kill her if she “snitched” on him. She was “hysterical and was yelling at (Detective Peck) to pull (his) gun and get (Faulk) away from her children.” Detective Peck entered the residence. Faulk was sitting on a chair and was taken into custody without incident, according to police.

While at the scene, the 17-year-old was present. Detective Peck interviewed the teen, and he admitted that he struck (the victim) first near the fire hall. The teen was taken into custody for Robbery.

While at the police station, Faulk was read the Miranda Rights. He provided a statement of his involvement, which included taking the money from (the victim).

Davis, Faulk Arraigned, Jailed, Awaiting Preliminary Hearings

Davis and Faulk were arraigned on March 23 in front of Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn.

They face the following charges:

-Robbery-Threat Immediate Serious Injury, Felony 1
-Robbery-Inflict Threat Immediate Bodily Injury, Felony 2
-Robbery-Take Property Fr Other/Force, Felony 3
-Conspiracy – Robbery-Inflict Threat Immediate Bodily Injury, Felony 2
-Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
-Conspiracy – Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
-Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 3
-Conspiracy – Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 3
-Corruption of Minors, Misdemeanor 1

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail each, Faulk and Davis were lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on April 5 with Judge Quinn presiding.

No other information was provided on the 17-year-old male.

15-Year-Old Interviewed; Andreas Arrested

Around 4:30 p.m. on March 23, Detective Peck interviewed the 15-year-old who was present with Faulk, Davis, and the 17-year-old male that assaulted the 68-year-old victim. The 15-year-old gave the following statement:

“A day or a couple of days prior to March 23, the 15-year-old was at Andreas’ residence. Stephanie Andreas was talking about this guy and that he would not leave her alone; she told him that she wanted them to make sure that he left her alone. Andreas basically wanted them to hurt him to the point he left her alone. On March 23, the old man was at Andreas’ residence. When he left, Andreas told the four males that (the victim) would be walking to the College Library, and they followed him.”

The 15-year-old also gave details of the assault and robbery of the victim.

Andreas Charged, Jailed, Awaiting Preliminary Hearing

Andreas faces the following charges:

-Conspiracy – Robbery-Threat Immediate Serious Injury
-Conspiracy – Robbery-Inflict Threat Immediate Bodily Injury
-Conspiracy – Robbery-Take Property Fr Other/Force
-Conspiracy – Simple Assault,
-Conspiracy – Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property
-Corruption of Minors, 2 counts

She was lodged in the Clarion County Jail on Thursday evening after failing to post $50,000.00 bail.

No information was available on a date for the preliminary hearing.


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