Rochester police charge inmate with additional crimes in gas station robberyBY JOHN QUINN
Union Leader Correspondent
July 25. 2014 2:42PM
ROCHESTER — Police have arrested a Strafford County Jail inmate and allege he was the getaway driver in a June gast station robbery.
Tyler Patrick, 19, of 410 E Portland St., was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery in connection with an incident at the Shell Station on Route 125 June 25.
Patrick is currently being held in Strafford County Jail in Dover. He was charged on the latest charges by Rochester police Tuesday.
Bail was set at $50,000 cash or corporate surety, with Patrick scheduled to be arraigned via video at 7th Circuit Court – Rochester District Friday morning.
Patrick is the third suspect to be arrested in connection with the robbery, which remains under investigation. Additional charges are expected, according to police.
Brandon Hamel, 18, a transient from Rochester, and Jonathan Wilson, 21, of 31½ Green St. in Somersworth, were both charged with armed robbery in the case.
Hamel, Wilson and Cole Will 18, also of 31½ Green St. in Somersworth, also face charges in connection with incidents in Somersworth.
Hamel was charged with two felonies: robbery,- stemming from an incident at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Somersworth June 15 and criminal liability for the conduct of another, for allegedly being involved in a violent attack and robbery of a pizza delivery driver July 2.
Wilson also was charged with felony robbery while Will was charged with felony criminal liability for conduct of another and falsifying physical evidence earlier this month following the pizza driver attack, which occurred at a vacant apartment at 51 Green St. in Somersworth.
All three remain in Strafford County Jail in Dover on $50,000 cash bail.
The delivery driver, who suffered serious injuries, was released from an area hospital earlier this month.
Somersworth police continue to investigate the incident and anticipate that other charges may be forthcoming, according to a release.