2 men with AR-15 arrested in home invasion in Tioga County
MANSFIELD — Two Covington men are in the Tioga County Jail following an alleged home invasion in the borough on Sept. 6.
According to state police, Naseer Timothy Burzak, 18, and Camdyn Davis-Osterhoudt, 18, allegedly entered a residence at Route 6 in Richmond Township. Residents Justin Weed and Ryan Jenney were at home at the time.
Weed and Jenney told police that two people entered their home wearing gorilla masks and black gloves. They said the intruders were armed with an AR-15 rifle and a handgun. The victims were tied up with zip ties and pistol-whipped with the butt of the rifle by one of the people.
During the incident, a Ruger belonging to Jenney was stolen, as well as wallets, a cellphone and about $150 cash, before the two intruders fled the scene.
In speaking with police, the Weed and Jenney remembered seeing a dark-colored sedan parked near their residence.
During the investigation, police officer met with Walmart to see surveillance of people who might have bought zip ties, a mask or black gloves at the store recently and were able to get a photo of two men.
According to the police report, when they were shown the photo, Weed and Jenney said they remembered the two men, who had been brought to their home prior to the incident by a mutual friend. They said both men had talked about oxycodone pills and their desire to get 60 of them. They also said the two men had talked about the pills during the home invasion.
After identifying the two men in the photo as Burzak and Davis-Osterhoudt, the victims provided police with a phone number for Burzak.
During questioning by police Burzak confessed and told them where the gun was hidden. The Ruger was later recovered from a friend’s camper.
Davis-Osterhoudt and Burzak each face charges of robbery, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, two counts of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. Each was sent a summons to appear before District Judge James E. Carlson for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 26.
Both were committed to the jail in lieu of $100,000 bail each.