New Castle News


March 31, 2014

Police: Gunman still at large in home invasion

NEW CASTLE — A third man is still at large after a home invasion early Friday.

A second man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and another is in jail on $100,000 bond.

Pennsylvania State Police said Richard Andrew Javens, 43, of 3063 McClelland Ave. was taken to Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, after being treated at Jameson Hospital. Hospital officials there said yesterday they had no information on Javens.

Charges of robbery, burglary, criminal conspiracy/robbery and a firearms violation were filed against Javens on Friday in District Judge Jennifer Nicholson’s court.

Police said Javens is accused of forcibly entering a Hillsville-Bessemer Road residence with two other men at 1:15 a.m. Friday. The victim told police the three were armed. Javens was shot in the chest after the victim exchanged gunfire with the three men, the report stated.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, was treated for cuts and abrasions and released from Jameson Hospital. He told police he did not know the three men.

A second man accused in the incident, Michael Aaron Waters, 23, also of 3063 McClelland Ave., is being held on $100,000 bond in the Lawrence County jail after being charged in Nicholson’s court with criminal conspiracy/robbery and carrying firearms without a license. 

State police had no additional information yesterday.


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