Bail Set At $100K For Suspect In Massena Shooting, Stabbing

Bail Set At $100K For Suspect In Massena Shooting, Stabbing

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Bail has been set at $100 for a suspect who had been on the lam for more than a month in a Massena stabbing and shooting.

Richard Herne Jr. appeared in St. Lawrence County Court Tuesday.

The 36 year old Hogansburg man turned himself in to Akwesasne Tribal Police, who in turn took him to the Massena Police Department.

Herne is suspected of mounting a masked raid with three others on a Cook Street apartment in early August.

He is charged with multiple counts of robbery, burglary and assault.

One occupant of the apartment suffered stab wounds and another a gunshot wound. Herne's three alleged accomplices appeared in county court for the first time in late August.

The other suspects are 23 year old Damion Giarratano, 31 year old Amanda Terrance and 25 year old Alan Green.

One of the victims of the stabbing and shooting attack told police in a statement that the attackers used a three-foot machete knife and then a gun.

In machete victim Sergey Bursukov's statement, he described how four people wearing masks ordered everyone to the floor.

Bursukov's apartment mate ended up grabbing a gun pointed at him. When Bursukov tried to help, he was slashed in the hand and foot.

Bursukov's roommate, 31 year old Anthony Lewis, was shot in the chest as he continued to struggle with his assailants. Then he managed to lock himself in his room.

The assailants fled, taking cell phones and wallets.

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