UPDATE: Fourth, final suspect arrested in New Matamoras home invasion

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NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 12/14/18

Washington Co. Sheriff's deputies say Joseph Slider, 28, who is the fourth suspect wanted in a Nov. 29, 2018 home invasion in New Matamoras, Ohio, may have shaved the hair off his head and his goatee.

Joseph Slider, the fourth and final suspect, was arrested in Muskingum County Thursday by South Zanesville Police and Muskingum County Sheriff's, according to Washington County Sheriff's Office.

He is charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault in a home invasion in New Matamoras that left one man seriously hurt.

Three other suspects were arrested late last month.

Slider was returned to Washington County late Thursday and had his first court appearance in Marietta Municipal Court Friday. He is being held in Washington County jail on a $500,000 dollar bond.

His preliminary hearing is set for December 19 at 3:30 p.m.

UPDATE: 12/01/18

Washington Co. Sheriff's deputies say Joseph Slider, 28, who is the fourth suspect wanted in a Nov. 29, 2018 home invasion in New Matamoras, Ohio, may have shaved the hair off his head and his goatee.

We've provided an updated set of photos showing what Slider's changed appearance may look like.

Slider is believed to be in the Wood County and Washington County area, and he is considered armed and dangerous.

If you see Slider or know where he might be, call 911 immediately and do not approach him.


UPDATE: 11/30/18

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says Jonathan Ahart, the third suspect in the Nov. 29 home invasion in New Matamoras, was arrested in Parkersburg.

He says Joseph Slider, 28, who is the fourth suspect wanted in a Nov. 29, 2018 home invasion in New Matamoras, Ohio, may have shaved the hair off his head and his goatee.

We've provided an updated set of photos showing what Slider's changed appearance may look like.

Slider is believed to be in the Wood County and Washington County area, and he is considered armed and dangerous.

If you see Slider or know where he might be, call 911 immediately and do not approach him.


UPDATE: 11/29/18

Washington County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests of two suspects in the New Matamoras home invasion Thursday.

Major Troy Hawkins (criminal division) says Parkersburg Police detectives and SWAT units executed arrest warrants issued by Washington County Sheriffs for John Michael Decker, 42, of Parkersburg, for aggravated robbery, a 1st degree felony, and felonious assault, a 2nd degree felony, and Gabriella Iva Chaffin, 19, of Parkersburg for complicity to commit aggravated robbery.

Meanwhile, Joseph Lee Slider, 28, whose last known address is 112 Sunset Avenue, Marietta, is still at large and wanted for aggravated robbery, a 1st degree felony, and felonious assault, a 2nd degree felony. Authorities are also looking for Jonathan Ahart, 40, of Davisville, WV, is also wanted for complicity to commit aggravated robbery.

Detectives say McFall suffered several lacerations, abrasions, tears and a fractured skull. He is still being treated at Marietta Memorial but is expected to make a full recovery.

McFall told detectives he let Joseph Slider, two unknown males and a female into his home Tuesday morning. One of the males, he said, then pointed a pistol at him and said they needed keys for the safe. McFall stated as he placed keys in his pocket a struggle ensued and the pistol went off, just missing McFall’s head.

McFall says he attempted to escape the residence at which time one of the men struck him from behind causing him to fall. One of the male suspects then struck McFall with the pistol and others began assaulting him. McFall awoke and the subjects were gone. He drove to the nearby Par Mar store and called for help.

Authorities report the subjects stole a Hi-Point 9mm pistol, a 357 Taurus, a 22 magnum, a 20 ga. shotgun, a 45 cal. Remington, and $1,000 in cash.

Investigators processed the scene and say they found evidence consistent with McFall's story. Additional investigation revealed that prior to the robbery, Slider was seen in New Matamoras, in close proximity to the McFall home, with a Chaffin and Decker. Video footage obtained from the Par Mar store showed Chaffin and Decker at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Detectives went to Ahart's home and observed a black older vehicle. Witnesses reported seeing Slider, Decker, an unknown male, and Chaffin standing near a vehicle matching this description in New Matamoras on the evening in question. Investigation revealed that Ahart had driven that vehicle and upon obtaining consent to look in the vehicle, detectives observed a lot of suspected smeared blood inside the vehicle..

Authorities say the stolen guns have not been recovered so they consider Slider and Ahart armed and dangerous. If anyone has any information on their whereabouts, authorities urge you not to make contact but to notify local law enforcement immediately.


ORIGINAL STORY: 11/27/18

Washington County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a home invasion that injured one homeowner Tuesday on Williamson Avenue in New Matamoras, Ohio.

Deputies say the home invasion happened about 3:30 A.M. Tuesday at a home on Williamson Avenue in New Matamoras.

No other information is currently available, but deputies remained at the home Tuesday and are continuing to investigate.

We'll update this story on WTAP.com and on our evening newscasts as more information becomes available.




 
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