Four men, including one who is a student at Framingham State University, have been ordered held on $100,000 bail for their alleged roles in a home invasion in Brighton, authorities said.
Peter Matthews, 18, of Brighton, and Anthony Gilbert, 19, of Allston, were arraigned on charges of home invasion and armed assault in a dwelling in Brighton District Court on Monday, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said.
Ricardo Delice, 18, of Brockton, and Leon McKoy, 19, of Dorchester, were arraigned on the same charges Friday.
Jake Wark, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, said an attorney representing Delice at Friday’s arraignment said his client is a student at Framingham State University.
A plea of not guilty was automatically entered on behalf of all four men, according to Wark.
The spokesman said that along with setting the bail amounts, a judge also ordered the defendants to stay away from each other and the alleged victims and witnesses in the case.
The four men were arrested Friday for their alleged roles in breaking into a home on Nottinghill Road at about 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 24, officials said.
A teenager who lives there woke up and saw the men, authorities said. One of the men held a knife to him and demanded money and marijuana. The teenager said he had neither, officials said. They asked him who else was home and the teenager said his parents were.
The men then spoke briefly among themselves before deciding to leave empty handed, authorities said. The teen woke his parents who called Boston Police.
About a half hour later, officers spotted four men matching the suspects’ descriptions near 1575 Commonwealth Ave., officials said. The men were released without being taken into custody because police did not have enough evidence to charge them.
But, based on additional evidence – including from warranted searches of Gilbert’s and Matthews’ homes – detectives arrested the four men on Friday, authorities said.
All four men are scheduled to return to court on Dec. 5, at which time they are set to be appointed permanent counsel, Wark said.
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