Wareham Police arrest three after violent home invasion

Police: Two victims beaten with baseball bats
Jan 17, 2019

Police have arrested one woman and two men on assault charges in connection with a violent home invasion on Choctaw Drive that occurred on Jan. 15.

Katherine N. Greene, 30, of Dry Cedar Swamp Road, Bourne and Jeffrey Johnson, 24, of Catherine Court in East Wareham were arrested at their homes on Wednesday morning. The third suspect, Daniel Russ, 38, of Marstons Mills, was arrested Wednesday evening by State Police after a traffic stop on Route 195 in Marion.

According to police, the suspects allegedly broke into a home and began beating a man and another victim with baseball bats.

Wareham Police officers Michael Phinney and James White responded to the address around 5:10 p.m. on Jan. 15. There, they learned that the suspects had also stolen the man’s wallet, which reportedly contained a large sum of cash.

The man’s identity was not released by police, and both victims reportedly refused medical treatment. 

Detectives identified the suspects after an investigation. After obtaining arrest warrants Wednesday morning, detectives set out to make the arrests assisted by Bourne Police detectives and troopers from the State Police Violent Apprehension Section.

Detectives also confiscated weapons believed to be used during the home invasion. The incident is not believed to be random, police said.

All three suspects are charged with home invasion, armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on two counts. Russ was held on $100,000 cash bail and was due in Wareham District Court on Jan. 17.