Fall River Suspects Arrested for Raynham Home Invasion, Robbery
RAYNHAM — Two Fall River residents were arrested Friday in connection with an armed New Year’s Day home invasion in Raynham, according to a release issued by Chief James Donovan.
According to the release, on Wednesday, January 1 shortly after 2 p.m., Raynham Police responded to a reported home invasion on Tearall Road. Upon arrival, officers were informed by the resident that a male and a female had entered his residence, assaulted him, and robbed him at gunpoint of both cash and a cell phone. He said the male suspect had pistol-whipped him, causing injuries to his face. The victim sustained facial lacerations but declined medical treatment at the scene.
Police say the investigation determined the incident was not random, and that the suspects had previously been to the victim’s home.
Raynham Police obtained arrest warrants and located the suspects – identified as Derek Martin, 32, and Jessica Toomey, 31, both of Fall River – on Friday evening in Middleboro. They were arrested without incident.
Both Martin and Toomey are charged with armed home invasion, witness intimidation, and threatening to commit a crime.
Assisting in the investigation and apprehension of the suspects were the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, the Fall River Police Department Gang Unit and the Middleboro Police Department.
"This is a fine example of inter-agency teamwork at multiple levels," Chief Donovan said in the release. "State and municipal agencies came together to ensure that these two violent suspects will be made to face justice. This type of efficient teamwork across municipal borders should send a clear message to those who would seek to commit violent crimes in our communities."
Donovan said the suspects are being held by the Bristol County Sheriff's Office at the Ash Street Jail and Regional Lock-Up in New Bedford, and they will be arraigned Monday in Taunton District Court.