Two additional suspects in a San Jacinto home invasion robbery during which a man was tied up and beaten while his place was ransacked were arrested today.
John Kiriakos, 37, of Temecula and Sandi Salah, 24,of Hemet were arrested on suspicion of torture, aggravated mayhem, robbery and kidnapping in connection with an Aug. 29 break-in at a residence in the 700 block of Cawston Avenue.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s officials, Kiriakos and Salah were identified following an investigation that culminated in anti-gang task
force personnel serving warrants at their respective residences.
Both were taken into custody without incident and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. Bail information was not immediately available.
Previously arrested in the case were Shabock Novel Jamerson, 35, and Quadrea Lee Jackson, 22, both of Hemet. Each defendant is charged with robbery, making criminal threats, auto theft, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping to commit robbery. They’re slated to appear in Superior Court in Murrieta tomorrow for a felony settlement conference.
According to the sheriff’s department, on the morning of Aug. 29, a San Jacinto man in his 50s returned home after taking his child to school and was immediately confronted by three masked men, who bound him to a chair and assaulted him while stealing his possessions — including two hunting rifles — loading them into his pickup truck parked outside.
The suspects drove off in the truck, and the victim was able to wriggle free and call 911.
Sheriff’s deputies patrolling the area spotted the pickup in a mobile home park in the 600 block of North State Street in Hemet and went to it to investigate, at which point several people fled from the stolen vehicle, prompting deputies to surround the trailer in front of which it was parked, authorities said.
Four occupants followed deputies’ commands and surrendered immediately, but one hunkered inside the trailer for hours before finally giving up.
The investigation is continuing, though sheriff’s officials did not say whether any more people are wanted for the home invasion.