Ilion Police have made an additional arrest in connection to an Ilion home invasion. In December of 2016 James Richards of Richfield Street was faced with several people attempting to rob him. As a result he killed one person in self-defense. Now a second arrest has been made in connection with the alleged robbery.

Just days after the arrest of 42-year-old James Pugliese Jr. of Utica, Ilion police have taken into custody 26-year-old Schwanika R. Patterson of Utica. She was arraigned in the Village of Ilion Court and has been charged with Robbery in the first degree and Burglary in the first degree.

This particular investigation stemmed from a home invasion that occurred on Richfield Street in Ilion last December. 24-year-old Dasean Chastine was shot and killed by the home owner, James Richards, in self-defense.

Patterson has been remanded to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility and the Ilion Police were assisted by a large number of law enforcement agency.

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