According to Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad Detective Christopher Greer, the third suspect in the Oct. 3, 2011 home invasion at Sunny Hill Drive in Montville has been charged.
Vincent A. Sebastian III, 21, of Norwich, was charged Thursday with home invasion/robbery and threatening. He was held on $150,000 bond on this case, although he is currently being held at Corrigan-Radgowski in Uncasville for allegedly participating in another October 2011 home invasion, this one in Ledyard at 13 Marla Drive. And, Sebastian is also facing robbery and larceny charges for a June 2011 robbery.
He now joins Louis Seignious, 23, of 3 Heath Spur, Ledyard and Dawayne Sebastian, 20, of Ledyard, both of whom have already been charged in both the Montville and Ledyard home invasions. The Sebastians are related but it's unclear in what capacity.
The crimes and their claims
While the three are facing myriad felony charges that could land them in prison for years should they be convicted on all charges, Greer said that they have been cooperative, candid in fact about their crimes. Greer said the men claim they set out to "rob drug dealers" but in the case of the Ledyard home invasion, Greer said, "they got the wrong house."
"They said, 'we didn't steal money. We stole drugs,'" Greer said. "They said the reason we're hitting drug dealers is (that) they're not going to call police.'"
In fact, the Sunny Hill Drive house the three men allegedly invaded and robbed, may in fact have been home to a drug dealer.
"We now believe that kid was dealing drugs and was lying to us," Greer said.
In the Sunny Hill Drive home invasion, the men allegedly entered the apartment at 6 a.m. armed with knives.
In the Marla Drive home invasion, they allegedly enerted the home armed with handguns and allegedly stole cash and jewlery.
Cooperting with police
And now, at least two of the three alleged home invaders are helping authorities perhaps in an effort to help themselves. Greer said that while the two home invasion cases are now closed, there are other unsolved cases detectives are looking at as well as other cases in general.
"We're not done with them yet," Greer said. "They may be helping us with other (cases). I don't want to burn them in jail, but we still have a good rapport, if you can believe that."
Vincent A. Sebastian III
In total on all three cases, he is being held on just under $1 million bail ($975,000) at MacDougall-Walker Correctional, a maximum/high security prison in Suffield.
He is also being held at MacDougall-Walker on $250,000 on each case or $500,000 in total.
He is being held at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Facility on a total bond of $775,000.