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April 2, 2014

Police seek two more men in home invasion attack

NEW CASTLE — Warrants have been issued for two more men charged in a weekend home invasion in North Beaver Township.

State police said they are looking for Ronald Eugene Clark II, 41, of 3016 McClelland Ave., and Christopher Isaiah Waters, 21, of 3063 McClelland Ave.

Officers allege they were part of a group that broke into a home on Hillsville-Bessemer Road early Friday morning, where a male in the house was assaulted and a gun was aimed at a 2-year-old girl.

One of the men previously charged in the incident, Richard A. Javens, 42, of 3063 McClelland Ave. was hit in the chest by a shotgun blast fired by the homeowner. He remains hospitalized in Pittsburgh.

Javens was critically wounded in the incident, but police said his condition is improving.

According to documents filed in the office of District Judge Jennifer Nicholson, Clark is charged with burglary, two counts of robbery, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and carrying a firearm without a license.

Police said it was Clark who had held a gun to the toddler’s head and threatened to shoot her during the incident. They also allege he fired several shots at the homeowner.

Waters is charged with burglary, robbery, conspiracy and theft.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the two men. Anyone with information has been asked to call state police at (724) 598-2211. Officers said all calls will be kept confidential.

A fourth person, Michael Aaron Waters, 23, also of 3063 McClelland Ave., was previously arrested and taken into custody by police.

Police said previously three men had forced their way into a mobile home around 1:15 a.m. Friday. The homeowner fired a shot that hit Javens. But the others threatened to shoot the toddler if the man did not drop the shotgun. He told police the men assaulted him after he had done so. Police were told the men had fled with the shotgun and about $45.

Authorities later received a call about a man being taken to Jameson Hospital with a gunshot wound. It turned out to be Javens.

Although the shooting of Javens is being investigated, the initial assessment by police indicates it appears to have been justified.

Javens is charged with burglary, robbery, conspiracy, criminal trespass, prohibited possession of a firearm and possession of an instrument of a crime.

Michael Waters was charged with conspiracy and carrying a concealed firearm without a license. He is being held in the Lawrence County jail on a $100,000 bond.

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