Indictments

QUEENS FATHER INDICTED FOR ALLEGED MURDER OF 3-YEAR-OLD SON

December 21, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Shaquan Butler has been indicted for murder, endangering the welfare of a child and other crimes in connection with the death of his 3-year-old son and physical abuse to a second child in an Elmhurst shelter last month. District Attorney Katz said: “As alleged, this parent failed his…

BROOKLYN MEN INDICTED IN SERIES OF CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERIES

December 15, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Reginald Williams, Calvin Scantlebury and Dewkwan Cooper were indicted by a grand jury and arraigned on robbery and other charges for allegedly holding up at gunpoint two people at two different retail establishments in Queens on November 20. Defendant Williams was also indicted and arraigned on robbery and…

DA KATZ SECURES INDICTMENT OF ALLEGED DRUG DEALER IN POSSESION OF DEADLY FENTANYL

December 12, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Dennis Carrol was indicted by a grand jury and arraigned today on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. After U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents stopped Carrol’s car in Hollis on November 28, they found two kilos of fentanyl in the trunk. Carrol is accused of…

DA KATZ SECURES INDICTMENT FOR SUBWAY ATTACK ON WOMAN

December 9, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Abel Pita Aviles was indicted and arraigned today for allegedly robbing and then groping a woman at knifepoint inside an “M” train subway car in Dutch Kills. District Attorney Katz said: “This shameful attack inside our subway system will not go unanswered. My Office will use all tools…

MAN INDICTED FOR FATALLY STABBING BROTHER

December 8, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Henrry Gutierrez was indicted by a Queens grand jury and arraigned on murder and other charges for the fatal stabbing in July of his 25-year-old brother during an argument in the multi-unit Jamaica residence where the two men lived on separate floors. District Attorney Katz said: “This is…

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…

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…

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…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FOR SHOOTING CORRECTION OFFICER IN JAMAICA

October 17, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Mark Gibbs, 23, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on attempted murder, assault and other charges. The defendant allegedly fired multiple shots into a crowd on the street during an altercation on the street last July. Defendant Sevaughn Green,…

DEFENDANT INDICTED ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES IN BRUTAL ATTACK ON WOMAN INSIDE HOWARD BEACH SUBWAY STATION

September 30, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Waheed Foster, 41, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on attempted murder and assault charges in the brutal and unprovoked attack on a woman exiting the subway at the Howard Beach/JFK Airport station. The defendant allegedly pounced on the victim and threw her to…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING AND ROBBING TWO VICTIMS HE MET ON “GRINDR” AND “LOCANTO”

September 26, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jadu Davindra, 34, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on criminal sexual acts, robbery and other charges for allegedly forcing a stranger he met on an online dating app to engage in sexual acts before demanding money. The defendant…

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…

ACCUSED DRUG DEALER INDICTED FOR SELLING DEADLY NARCOTICS AND LOADED FIREARM IN QUEENS

September 7, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by New York City Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell, announced today that Justin Echeverry, 19, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, and other crimes. The defendant is…

FAR ROCKAWAY WOMAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN FATAL SIDEWALK HIT AND RUN

September 2, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Kiani Phoenix, 26, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on murder and other charges for allegedly fatally striking a 59-year-old man with her vehicle as she drove onto the sidewalk outside of a deli convenience store on August 27th in Far Rockaway. The defendant…

WOMAN INDICTED FOR STASH OF ILLEGAL WEAPONS FOUND IN HER BRIARWOOD HOME

September 2, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Dorothy Hirsch, 62, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on criminal possession of a weapon and other charges after eight illegal weapons, six of them semi-automatic, as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition were allegedly found inside her apartment on 84th Road in…

GRAND JURY INDICTS TWO MEN FOR DEADLY TAXI DRIVER ATTACK

August 24, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Austin Amos, 20, and Nickolas Porter, 20, have been indicted by a Queens grand jury on charges related to a fatal attack on a 52-year-old taxi driver in Far Rockaway, Queens on August 13, 2022. The defendants repeatedly punched and kicked the victim after he confronted them…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FORCING GIRLFRIEND INTO PROSTITUTION

August 9, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Orlando Ramirez, 24, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on sex trafficking charges and other crimes for bringing his 17-year-old girlfriend from Mexico and allegedly forcing her into having sex with strangers for cash for several years until…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON SEX ABUSE CHARGES FOR ATTACK ON TEEN INSIDE BUILDING STAIRWELL

August 5, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jorge Alvarado, 27, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on sexual abuse and other charges for allegedly following a 15-year-old girl into her apartment building before groping her, knocking her to the ground, and attempting to pull down her…

LONG ISLAND MAN INDICTED FOR STEALING QUEENS VILLAGE HOME FROM DECEASED BROTHER BY POSING AS HIS SOLE HEIR

August 3, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Wagner Recio, 51, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court for allegedly filing fraudulent paperwork to claim full ownership of a Queens Village home that he co-owned with his brother, valued at over $500,000. The brother’s young daughter became the…

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