Modified: October 26, 2018 4:22pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that three individuals have been charged in recent robberies that occurred at residence halls at SUNY Buffalo State.
It is alleged that on October 18, 2018, at approximately 5 p.m., 19-year-old Demarco Myers of Buffalo and 17-year-old Daqwan Marshall of Buffalo entered an occupied dormitory suite on Tower Road. The defendants are accused of displaying a handgun and stealing a backpack that contained the victim’s credit card and cell phone.
Both defendants were charged with one count of Robbery in the First Degree, one count of Burglary in the First Degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm in the First Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and one count of Petit Larceny.
If convicted on all charges, the defendants face a maximum of 25 years in prison.
It is alleged that on October 23, 2018, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Marshall and 19-year-old Eric Scaife of Buffalo entered a dormitory at Porter Hall. The defendants are accused of forcibly stealing backpacks and cell phones from two victims.
Both defendants were charged with one count of Robbery in the Second Degree, one count of Burglary in the Third Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and one count of Petit Larceny.
If convicted on all charges, the defendants face a maximum of 15 years in prison.
All three defendants were arraigned this morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Diane Wray. Bail was set as follows:
- Meyers: $200,000 cash or property
- Marshall: $150,000 cash or property
- Scaife: $50,000 cash or property
Marshall, Myers and Scaife are scheduled to return on Wednesday, October 31 at 9:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.
DA Flynn commends the investigative work of Investigator Steve Cahoon of the University Police at Buffalo State College.
Assistant District Attorneys Alicia M. Lilley and Colin X. Fitzgerald of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau are prosecuting the case.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.