Fourth Suspect Arrested in Connection with Village of Monticello ShootingAug 20th, 2012 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
Monticello police have arrested a fourth and final suspect wanted in a shooting incident that occurred on July 16, 2012 at 31- Summit Avenue in the village of Monticello. Arrested on Friday August 17, 2012 was Briar Patterson, 20 of Monticello. Patterson was arraigned in the village of Monticello justice court and remanded to the Sullivan county jail on $75,000.00 bail.
Previously arrested in the investigation were the following defendants:
Walder Marrero-Gonzalez, 20 of Monticello arrested on July 17, 2012
Zarius Brown,22 of Monticello arrested on July 25, 2012
Kenneth Sanders Jr., 19 of Monticello on July 28, 2012
All four defendants were charged felonies for criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree, criminal use of a firearm in the 2nd degree, attempted assault in the 1st degree and reckless endangerment in the 1st degree.
On July 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm Monticello police responded to a report of shots fired at 31-summit avenue. The defendants acting in concert fired a .45 caliber handgun at a male subject who was standing outside the residence. The male sustained a superficial wound and was treated at the scene by mobile medic ambulance. A bullet fired during the incident traveled through the front door and lodged in a wall inside the residence.
Marrero-Gonzalez has also been charged with felonies for attempted robbery in the 1st degree, assault in the 2nd degree and misdemeanors for criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree and menacing in the 2nd degree. On June 5, 2012 Marrero Gonzalez attempted to rob a 34 year-old Monticello woman as she was walking on Osborne Street. The victim was knocked to the ground and struck in the head by Marrero Gonzalez while he was brandishing what appeared to be a handgun.
Marrero-Gonzalez, Brown and Sanders are currently in the Sullivan County jail awaiting further court action. Monticello police were assisted in the investigation by the Sullivan County district attorney office. Brown and Patterson were arrested with the assistance of the United States marshal service fugitive task force.