Two arrested for Philmont home invasion

SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS TWO IN PHILMONT HOME INVASION

Philmont, N.Y. - Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that on April 14, 2019 at approximately 9:39pm, Columbia County 911 dispatched Deputy Sheriff’s for a home invasion at a residence in the Village of Philmont.

Deputies responded for a reported burglary in progress at a residence on Main Street in the Village of Philmont. While in route to the location, units were advised that three individuals had forced their way into a residence and then fled on foot. Additional information can’t be released at this time due to the on-going investigation.

On April 15, 2019 at about 1:45am, Deputies and Investigators arrested 27 year old Duhamel Johnson of Philmont, New York and charged him with Burglary in the Second Degree (Class C Felony), Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, and Endangering the welfare of a child (Both Class A Misdemeanors). Mr. Johnson was arraigned before Judge Connor in Hudson City Court and was remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail or bond. He will appear back in city court on April 17, 2019 at 8:30am.

A second male subject, who is 16 years old, was arrested at 2:30am and charged with Burglary in the Second Degree (Class C Felony), Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, and Endangering the welfare of a child (Both Class A Misdemeanors). He was arraigned in Hudson City Court as an adolescent offender and released on his own recognizance. The defendant will have a future court date in Columbia County Family Court.

Investigating for the Sheriff’s Office were Senior Investigator Mark Dunspaugh, Investigator Reagan Anderson, First Sergeant Louis Bray, First Sergeant John Rivero, Deputy Ryen Boehme, Deputy Eric Ordway and Deputy Timothy Gladwin.

The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are possible. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Branch at (518) 828-4316 and ask for Senior Investigator Mark Dunspaugh or Investigator Reagan Anderson.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and the New York State Police.

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