Arraignments

BUS HIJACKER INDICTED ON KIDNAPPING AND OTHER CHARGES

November 16, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Dwayne Gaddy was indicted and arraigned today on charges of kidnapping, robbery and other crimes for the hijacking of a crowded MTA bus in Cambria Heights last month using what appeared to be a handgun. The approximately 30 passengers on board the bus were able to escape. The…

DA KATZ SECURES MANSLAUGHTER INDICTMENT IN SUBWAY SYSTEM DEATH

November 10, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Carlos Garcia was indicted by a grand jury and arraigned today in Supreme Court on manslaughter and other charges for the death of a fellow commuter last month at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue subway station as a result of a physical altercation. District Attorney Katz said: “Our subway…

ALLEGED DRUG DEALER INDICTED ON NARCOTICS, WEAPONS CHARGES

November 10, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Alejandro Rodriguez was indicted by a grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and other crimes. Rodriguez is accused of supplying a large quantity of narcotics to an undercover officer over the course of…

EMT INDICTED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING BANK CARD FROM PATIENT’S WALLET FOR LIQUOR AND FOOD

November 8, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that FDNY emergency medical service responder Robert Marshall was indicted by a grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court for allegedly taking a debit card from the purse of a 79-year-old Springfield Gardens woman when he was working as an EMT on an August 8th ambulance call. The…

DEFENDANT CHARGED WITH POSSESSING AND PROMOTING CHILD SEX ABUSE MATERIAL

November 5, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, announced today that Andre Hyman has been charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and other crimes for allegedly purchasing, downloading, and possessing child sex abuse materials on his computer inside his Jamaica residence between May 2021 and November 2022. District…

ACCUSED BUS HIJACKER CHARGED FOR UNLAWFULLY SEIZING MTA BUS IN CAMBRIA HEIGHTS

October 29, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Dwayne Gaddy has been charged with grand larceny, robbery, reckless endangerment and other crimes for allegedly commandeering a crowded MTA bus in Cambria Heights on Thursday morning with what appeared to be a handgun. All of the approximate 30 passengers were able to escape from the bus…

QUEENS BOWLING LEAGUE TREASURER INDICTED FOR STEALING DUES AND PRIZE MONEY DURING COVID

October 26, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Robert Vickers has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on charges of grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly stealing dues and prize money from members of a Queens County bowling league in 2020. District Attorney Katz said, “As alleged,…

DISTRICT ATTORNEY KATZ SECURES INDICTMENT OF UNLICENSED DRIVER IN DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN OF 5-YEAR-OLD BOY

October 20, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Xavier Carchipulla has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on charges of criminally negligent homicide and other crimes. The defendant, who is not licensed to drive, is alleged to have been the driver of a 2018 Dodge RAM that fatally…

DA KATZ CHARGES QUEENS MAN WITH MURDER IN QUEENS SUBWAY SHOOTING DEATH OF 15-YEAR-OLD

October 16, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Keyondre Russell, 18, has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly shooting and killing a 15-year-old following a dispute on an A train in Far Rockaway. District Attorney Katz said, “Just tragic. At a bare minimum, we in New York City have…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES FOR DEADLY MOTHER’S DAY HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT KILLED LOCAL MOM

October 13, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Roosevelt Rose, 56, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on charges of murder, reckless driving and other crimes for the fatal hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of 49-year-old Florence Ngwu outside of her home in Jamaica. The…

FORMER STUDENT CHARGED WITH MAKING TERRORISTIC THREAT TO BOMB QUEENS HIGH SCHOOL

October 13, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by New York City Police Department Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell, announced today that a 16-year-old former student has been charged with making a terroristic threat, reckless endangerment, and other crimes for allegedly orchestrating a phoned bomb threat to St. Francis Preparatory High School on April 25, 2022. The defendant…

QUEENS GRAND JURY INDICTS MAN FOR HATE CRIME ATTACK ON MUSLIM WOMAN

October 6, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Joval Cedeno, 41, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on assault as a hate crime and other charges for allegedly pursuing and then attacking a Muslim woman inside the N train near the Queensboro Plaza train station on February…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES FOR DEADLY STABBING OF FDNY EMS WORKER IN ASTORIA

October 6, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Peter Zisopoulos, 34, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on murder and other charges for the killing of Alison Russo-Elling, a 25-year veteran of the FDNY Emergency Medical Services, who was posthumously promoted to rank of Captain. The defendant…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME AND OTHER CHARGES FOR DESTROYING STATUE IN FRONT OF HINDU TEMPLE

September 19, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Sukhpal Singh, 27, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime for allegedly smashing a statue in front of the Tulsi Mandir Temple last month. The incident took place around 3:00 AM on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. District Attorney Katz said, “As alleged, the…

DEFENDANT CHARGED WITH ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACK IN FAR ROCKAWAY

September 15, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that James Purcell, aka James Porcell, 34, has been charged with assault as a hate crime for allegedly attacking a Jewish man in Far Rockaway on Tuesday. District Attorney Katz said, “This defendant is accused of assaulting an individual of the Jewish faith while making anti-Semitic statements. We…

SECOND INDICTMENT OF COUPLE ON SEX TRAFFICKING AND PROMOTING PROSTITUTION CHARGES

September 14, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that defendants Destiny Lebron, 19 and Gil Iphael, 22, have been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on sex trafficking and other charges in the July 2022 incident that took place inside the Quality Inn hotel in Jamaica, Queens. District Attorney Katz…

DEFENDANT AWAITING TRIAL ON ASSAULT CHARGES INDICTED FOR ALLEGEDLY HIRING HITMAN TO KILL MAIN WITNESS

September 9, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by New York City Police Department Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell, announced today that Mark Douglas, 44, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on charges of second-degree conspiracy to commit murder and other charges for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill the…

TWO DEFENDANTS INDICTED ON SEX TRAFFICKING AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FORCING WOMAN INTO PROSTITUTION

August 26, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Shamiek Anderson, 34, and Lashay Moseley, 27, have been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on charges of sex trafficking, assault, and other crimes for allegedly forcing a 25-year-old woman into having sex with strangers for cash. Defendants allegedly withheld the…

TWO INDICTED ON KIDNAPPING, ASSAULT AND ROBBERY CHARGES

August 25, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that defendants Destiny Lebron, 19 and Gil Iphael, 22, have been indicted on multiple charges and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court for an August 6, 2022 incident where the defendants kidnapped, assaulted, punched and robbed the victim inside a Queens hotel. District Attorney Katz said, “As alleged, the…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH 67 COUNTS OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON AND OTHER CRIMES FOR CACHE OF ILLEGAL GHOST GUNS AND FIREARMS

August 22, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Joseph A. Maddaloni Sr., 55, has been charged with 67 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and other crimes following a long-term investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Office. Recovered were a total of 42 illegal firearms including:  15 fully assembled ghost gun semiautomatic pistols; 23…

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