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July 17, 2013

Five charged in attempted robbery case

WINDHAM — Police have arrested five people following an armed robbery attempt at a Range Road home on the Fourth of July.

Two of them were arrested the day before the holiday in Salem on prowling charges.

Kyle Braciska, 19, Keith Beal, 19, Jake Williams, 19, and Shane Cummings, 18 — all of Salem — are charged in connection with the attempted robbery of Joseph Terrell, 21, of Windham, police said.

Terrell, 21, is himself charged with one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, police said.

Windham police Capt. Mike Caron said Terrell had about 20 grams of marijuana.

Terrell was released on $5,000 personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear in 10th Circuit Court in Salem on Aug. 12.

Braciska and Beal were already facing charges in Salem from the incident July 3. Salem police said the two were allegedly high on synthetic marijuana, or Spice, at the time.

Caron said Terrell reported the robbery attempt early in the evening of July 4.

Terrell told police he took a shotgun away from the men, who then fled.

The investigation has been unfolding since that night.

Caron said police charged Beal with conspiracy to commit robbery; possession of property without a serial number, the shotgun; and criminal liability for the conduct of another.

He was released on $5,000 cash bail and will appear in court later.

Williams is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and criminal liability for the conduct of another, Caron said.

He remained in Rockingham County jail with cash bail set at $5,000 and a probable cause hearing to be held later.

Cummings is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and has been released on $2,500 cash bail, Caron said. He also will appear in court later.

Braciska was arraigned yesterday at the court in Salem on charges of attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, possessing property without a serial number, criminal threatening and felonious use of a firearm, Caron said.

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for July 24 and his bail was set at $5,000 cash or surety.

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