Indictments issued in attack on food delivery man

A Schenectady County grand jury issued indictments today against four people allegedly involved in t

Three youths and one adult were indicted on several felonies in connection with the robbery and severe beating of a delivery man in October on Van Cortland Avenue; three others were indicted in connection with a burglary that helped lead police to suspects of the first incident.

A Schenectady County grand jury handed up indictments against them Tuesday.

Indicted were Joseph Anderson, 15, no address available; Shaquille Daniels, 16, of 1078 Congress St.; Dion Weis, 16, of 612 Huron St.; Cory Lewis, 20, no address available; Anthony Lewis, 20, of 1078 Congress St.; Shawn Harris, 17, of 1175 Parkwood Blvd.; and Jevon Jones, 21, of 1078 Congress St.

Anderson, Daniels, Weis and Lewis are charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree robbery, gang assault and with 16-counts of grand larceny.

Anderson, Daniels and Weis have youthful offender status while Lewis is charged as an adult. If convicted on the top count, Lewis could face up to 25 years in prison; the others would face different sentences based on their youthful offender statuses, said Schenectady County Assistant District Attorney William Sanderson.

Anthony Lewis, Harris and Jevon Jones are accused of burglary and criminal mischief in connection with the Oct. 9 burglary of Mr. Discount, 1045 Crane St.

Anthony Jones and Jevon Jones are accused of resisting arrest, and Jevon Jones is accused of criminal possession of stolen property in connection with the Oct. 9 burglary.

Anderson, Daniels, Weis and Lewis allegedly attacked Jia Chen Oct. 4 as he delivered food from the China Dragon on Chrisler Avenue to a home on Maplewood Avenue, Sanderson said.

They also are accused of stealing $97 in cash from Chen, 16 credit cards, a Social Security card, a driver’s license and his car. Police recovered Chen’s car several days later at the end of Larch Street after a citizen reported finding it hidden in the woods.

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