A Williamsport man who is the prime suspect in an armed robbery that happened in late October at the Timberland Apartments on West Edwin Street was arrested Tuesday at an eatery in the city, city police said.
Raheem Marcer-Ruley, 21, whose last known address was the 700 block of West Third Street, faces charges of robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, terroristic threat and simple assault.
The charges, filed by Agent Trent R. Peacock, stem from Marcer-Ruley allegedly robbing Kayla Drummond after he forced his way into her apartment at gunpoint about 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 27.
The victim told police a man knocked at her door, and when she opened it, he forced his way in, brandishing a gun.
"It's not worth the bullet," the gunman told the woman as he robbed her of money, a Wii gaming system, a DVD player, and cellphone, Peacock said in an affidavit.
Court records also listed Marcer-Ruley's address as of the 600 block of Second Street.
After the holdup, Drummond was able to provide police with a description of the assailant. Fingerprints removed from the scene were sent to the state police lab in Wyoming, Pa., and identified as prints belonging to Marcer-Ruley, the affidavit states.
Drummond also picked Marcer-Ruley out of a photo array "as the person who allegedly robbed her," Peacock said, adding "she picked him out with certainty and again stated that she does not know the suspect."
Marcer-Ruley, taken into custody in the 500 block of West Edwin Street by Patrolman Jason Dockey, was arraigned before District Judge James G. Carn and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.