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June 24, 2014

Fourth suspect arrested in home invasion

HAMPSTEAD — A fourth suspect in a violent home invasion in 2011 has been arrested for his alleged involvement, according to police.

Abraham Depaula, 25, of Haverhill, Mass., was arrested at the Rockingham County Jail on June 18 after being transferred from Massachusetts, police Lt. John Frazier said.

Depaula has been charged on a warrant for felonious use of a firearm and two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary. He’s being held on $50,000 cash bail ahead of a probable cause hearing on July 11 in 10th Circuit Court in Plaistow, Frazier said.

The warrant was issued at the same time as warrants for Haverhill residents and co-defendants Max Menagerman, 24, and Angel Sanchez, 22, Frazier said.

Menagerman and Sanchez were indicted in February on several charges tied to the home invasion. Menagerman is facing 16 charges and Sanchez faces nine charges after being indicted by a Rockingham County Superior Court grand jury.

The two men are accused of invading the home of Joe Ustinowich on Kent Farm Road on July 18, 2011, torturing the homeowner and a woman, and stealing several firearms.

“When the original warrants were done and drafted, (Depaula’s) warrant was done at the same time,” Frazier said. “He was tied up with a home invasion case in the Haverhill, Mass., police department.”

The three men were all co-defendants in a Haverhill home invasion case that was dismissed earlier this month, Essex District Attorney spokeswoman Carrie Kimball-Monahan said.

The men were each charged with home invasion, armed robbery, armed kidnapping with sexual assault, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older and more, Kimball-Monahan said.

The case was dismissed on June 4, she said.

Depaula was kept in custody on a fugitive from justice warrant for the Hampstead charges, Kimball-Monahan said.

Frazier referred further questions on the case, including the origin of Depaula’s charges, to the Rockingham County Attorney’s office.

Prosecutors on the case couldn’t be reached for comment.

The first suspect in the case, Haverhill resident Avery Walker, was arrested in November 2011 and convicted in the spring of 2012 for conspiracy to commit burglary.

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