University Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the October 18th robbery in Porter Hall. In addition, three students, who originally reported the crimes in Tower 4 and Porter Hall on October 23rd as the victims, have been arrested and each charged with one count of the criminal sale of marijuana. All three students have been removed from the residence halls and assigned to the student judicial system.
The three robbery suspects now in custody are:
Demarco Myers, Age 19, Buffalo, NY;
Daqwan Marshall, Age 17, Buffalo, NY;
Eric Scaife, Age 19, Buffalo, NY.
The three students charged with the criminal sale of marijuana are:
Marquez Lighty, Age 18, New York, NY;
Maurice Stewart, Age 18, New York, NY;
Alex Velez-Candelari, Age 22, Schenectady, NY.
Leading up to the arrest of the suspects, University Police executed a search warrant at the home of one of the individuals in custody. During the search, investigators seized two guns, including one that was believed to have been used in the Tower 4 robbery.
Police say both individuals are not students at the university.
The crimes are still under investigation. If you have any information that may be off assistance, please call University Police at (716) 878-6333 or the UPD anonymous tip line at (716) 878-3166.