Third Squad detectives report the arrest of three (3) individuals for a Robbery that occurred on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 10:48 a.m. in Hempstead.
According to detectives, two males and a female entered an apartment on Terrace Avenue through an open front door. Once inside the apartment, Darnell Lapierre, 25, of 7 Manor Avenue, Hempstead, Shamel Abernathy, 29, of 912 Joy Street, Norfolk, Virginia and Jovette Sturdivant, 28, of 137 Terrace Avenue, Hempstead began assaulting a male and a female occupant. The two male defendants forced the male victim to give them a shotgun from his bedroom. As the three defendants fled the scene, Jovette Sturdivant deliberately broke a glass table. During the investigation detectives located the three defendants walking on Van Cott Avenue and they were all placed under arrest. Defendant Darnell Lapierre was in possession of the shotgun at the time of arrest. While in custody Jovette Sturdivant spit in the face of a Police Officer. A third occupant at the apartment at the time of incident was untouched. The female victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Defendant Darnell Lapierre is charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, Assault 3rd Degree and had an active warrant at the time of arrest.
Defendant Jovette Sturdivant is charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Assault 3rd Degree and Harassment 2nd Degree.
Defendant Shamel Abernathy is charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Burglary 2nd Degree and Assault 3rd Degree. All three defendants will be arraigned on Friday, February 1, 2019 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Frederico/3rd Sqd 02/01/19/1400/8812