Police are looking for the two men who invaded a Watertown home, pistol whipped an elderly woman and tore an earring from her ear.
The day after a hearing was held for a teenage suspect in a home invasion that injured an elderly woman in Watertown in October, police have located a second suspect.
A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody in New York, where he is being held in connection with burglaries in there. Police have not released his name because he is a juvenile.
The home invasion happened on Oct. 16 at Alma York’s Sunnyside Avenue home in Watertown, according to police. The 87-year-old was assaulted and robbed. An earring was torn from her ear and she will need plastic surgery because of it.
York told police that she answered the door on the right side of her ranch-style home and one person asked to rake her leaves, but she declined, saying she didn’t need it.
Then he asked to use her cell phone, and that’s when she was attacked, York said.
Yesterday, the other teenage suspect in the home invasion was in court. He has been identified as Divontaye Canady, 15, because he will be tried as an adult, according to authorities.
Canady has been charged with second-degree assault, larceny, kidnapping with a firearm and credit card theft, as well as additional charges.
His mother was by his side as his public defender entered a not guilty plea. The family declined to comment outside the courthouse.
Watertown police said the 17-year-old was taken into custody with the help of the U.S. Marshal Service and the New York Police Department Fugitive Task Force. Local police are awaiting word on extradition.