July 2, 2022

Police Arrest Three in Chester Home Invasion

CHESTER– State police arrested two 19-year-old local men and a male juvenile Tuesday after a home invasion incident at a residence on West Main Street, also known as Route 148.

State and local police responded to an 8:50 a.m. 911 call from a 14-year-old girl who was home alone when she confronted three males inside her home. The men fled, and the girl later discovered several items missing, including cash and an iPad.

State and town police later arrested James Clarke of Chester and Antoine Lanham of Deep River in the vicinity of the home, along with an unidentified 16-year-old male juvenile. Clarke was carrying a large knife and items taken from the home when he was apprehended by police.

The three were arrested and charged with home invasion, first degree burglary, fifth degree larceny and conspiracy. Clarke was also charged with carrying a dangerous weapon.

Clarke and Lanham were arrainged Wednesday in Middlesex Superior Court and ordered held on $25,000 bond for another appearance on Sept. 7. The male juvenile was referred to state juvenile court authorities.