Cops: New Cassel Man Arrested After Armed Home Invasion, Victim Arrested on Drug Changes

Patrick Spruill, 28, forced his way into a New Cassel residence with a handgun, officials report.

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NCPD report two arrests from an incident in New Cassel.

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New Cassel, NY - March 27, 2018 - Major Case Bureau report two arrests from an incident that occurred on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 9:10P.M. in New Cassel.
According to Gang Unit detectives, a 23 year old male was walking to a friend’s house on Carleton Street. As he arrived and approached the front door, he was pushed into the house, through the door by defendant Patrick Spruill, 28 of New Cassel. The defendant, while now in the house, displays a handgun and orders the victim and a 25 year old male resident to lie on the floor and empty their pockets. The 23 year old victim then removes a knife from his jacket and attempts to ward off the defendant. While doing so, the victim is shot twice, once on each arm. The victim is then able to run from the residence. Responding Officers while conducting an investigation recovered a firearm, narcotics and Marijuana from the premise. The resident, Wesley Garcia, 25, is arrested. The defendant Spruill was located and arrested at Nassau University Medical Center, where he was seeking treatment for stab and slash wounds to his face and body. The 23 year old victim is being treated for non-life threatening injuries at an area hospital.
Defendant Spruill is charged with Attempted Murder 2nd, Burglary 1st, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd, Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st and a Disorderly Conduct warrant. He will be arraigned when medically practical.
Defendant Garcia is charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st and Criminal Possession of Marijuana 3rd. he will be arraigned on March 26, 2018 at First District Court in Hempstead.
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