Men allegedly involved in Ogdensburg shooting indicted for attempted murder

Updated: Jun. 28, 2019 at 4:31 PM EDT
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CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Two men allegedly involved in a shooting in an Ogdensburg home in February were both indicted on attempted murder charges.

An indictment was handed up by a St. Lawrence County jury Thursday charging 28 year old Dylan Arquitt of Ogdensburg with two counts of first-degree attempted murder.

He and 27 year old Ronald Redmond III of Ogdensburg were also indicted on two counts each of second-degree attempted murder.

They were also charged with two counts each of first-degree burglary, three counts each of first-degree assault, one count each of second-degree assault, and two counts each of first-degree attempted robbery.

The indictment stems from an alleged exchange of gunfire at 921 Caroline Street on February 3.

Police at the time said Arquitt and Redmond allegedly entered the home wearing masks and went upstairs.

That's when Arquitt allegedly fired a .22-caliber rifle into a room with several people inside.

Charles Watford of Brooklyn, who was in the room, was injured. He allegedly fired back with a handgun. He was charged at the time with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal impersonation.

Watford was shot in the back and neck. He was treated at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and released.

“The entire incident, I believe, revolved around narcotics and the drug trade and those type of crimes, unfortunately, on a lot of occasions, do lead to gun violence and I think that’s what we saw here,” said St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary Pasqua.

Both Arquitt and Redmond have been in St. Lawrence County jail since their arrests in February.

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