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April 15, 2014

Home invasion suspect out of hospital, in jail

NEW CASTLE — A man shot during an alleged home invasion has been released from the hospital and jailed.

Richard Andrew Javens, 43, of 3063 McClelland Ave. was discharged from Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh Saturday and immediately taken into custody on a warrant.

State police said he was taken before District Judge Jerry Cartwright and arraigned on charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary and a firearms violation. Javens was then transported to the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

The charges stem from an incident early March 28, when several men forced their way into a mobile home on Hillsville-Bessemer Road, according to police. During the incident, officers said, Javens was shot in the chest with a shotgun by the homeowner.

Police said another man charged in the case, Ronald Eugene Clark II, 41, of 3016 McClelland Ave., has waived extradition in Tempe, Ariz., and will be returned to Pennsylvania.

Clark is charged with burglary, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, carrying a concealed firearm without a license and two counts of robbery.

Police said Clark fired a gun inside the home and threatened to shoot a 2-year-old girl.

Two other men also have been charged in the case. They are Michael Aaron Waters, 23, and Christopher Isaiah Waters, 21. Both men live at 3063 McClelland Ave., but are in jail on $100,000 bond each.

Christopher Waters is charged with burglary, robbery, conspiracy and theft. Michael Waters is charged with conspiracy and carrying a concealed firearm without a license.

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