UPDATE (1/7/2020 1:06 p.m.):
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Another two individuals have been charged in relation to a robbery which occurred in July of last year.
According to a criminal complaint filed by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Da’on Thomas, 20, and Dustin Thomas, 18, both of Frederick Md., have been charged in the alleged robbery incident.
Both are charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony and assault during the commission on a felony. They are both being held in North Central Regional Jail on $250,012 bond.
UPDATE (8/2/2019 1:15 p.m.):
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont police have arrested another individual in connection to the July 28 robbery of a Fairmont apartment.
According to a criminal complaint filed by the Fairmont Police Department, Elijah Spencer, 20, was charged with robbery, assault during the commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Spencer was one of the four people, including 20-year-old Mark Piveral, who entered Ilan Rice’s apartment on July 28 with the intent to rob him.
Spencer is being held in North Central Regional Jail on $40,012 bond.
ORIGINAL (7/29/19 4:24 p.m.):
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A Maryland man has been arrested on multiple charges after police said he and three others robbed an apartment in Fairmont.
In a criminal complaint, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies said that four people entered Ilan Rice’s apartment on Timothy Lane in Fairmont with the intent to rob him. One of the four was identified as Mark Piveral, 20, of Frederick, Md., deputies said.
The complaint also states that Piveral met with the three individuals with whom he entered Rice’s home at an earlier date to discuss robbing Rice because they believed he had collectibles, firearms and other items of value.
When Piveral and the other three individuals entered Rice’s apartment and walked upstairs, they assaulted Rice, striking him in the face and body. Piveral and the other three individuals then stole several firearms and fled the building, deputies said.
Rice attempted to shoot Piveral and the other three alleged robbers while they were fleeing, and managed to strike Piveral in the hand, injuring his finger, the complaint states. Rice was later treated at a hospital for injuries to his face, deputies said.
Piveral is charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony and assault during the commission of a felony. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail on $350,012 bond of cash or surety.