HONESDALE—Honesdale Borough Police Detective Richard Fuschino and Police Chief Rick Southerton apprehended David Jacques, 44, and William Cooper, 45, Tuesday morning on charges of burglary, robbery, possession of instruments of crime, simple assault and criminal trespass.
Also assisting in were the Wayne County Drug Task Force, Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Pennsylvania State Police, the state probation office and the Hawley Police Department.
According to Fuschino's affidavit, the two men forcibly entered the Church Street residence of Elizabeth Celino and her live-in boyfriend Brett Lestrange, brandishing a CO2 gun.
Upon entering, Cooper began beating Lestrange while Jacques shot him repeatedly in the head with the BB gun, court papers show.
Celino called 911, prompting the assailants to flee with Lestrange in Pursuit.
The affidavit states that, according to Lestrange, Jacques passed the BB gun to Cooper who placed it in a black Ford parked on Church Street.
Lestrange later returned to the apartment along with Cooper, at which point Southerton and Fuschino arrived.
Jacques fled the scene entirely, paperwork states.
Upon returning to the apartment, Lestrange claimed his wallet - which contained a significant amount of money - was missing.
Jacques was later apprehended at his Wood Street residence.
The affidavit cites Lestrange stating that the two had visited the residence the night before around 2:30 a.m. asking to buy “Benzos.”
Once denied, they grew angry with Jacques sending a threatening text message to Celino.
Items recovered at the scene included a black strap belonging to some kind of gun, an empty CO2 cartridge and a Yankees hat.
Jacques later identified the hat as his.
A warrant was approved for the vehicle, but results of the search came back negative, police wrote.
Jacques and Cooper were arraigned Tuesday afternoon by Magisterial District Judge Linus Myers.
They are being held on bail of $150,000.
The pair is set to appear in Central Court on August 2 at 9:00 a.m.