Say suspects carried handgun, used duct tape to bind victim
HYANNIS - Barnstable police have arrested two men in connection with a home invasion that occurred Friday night in Hyannis.
A woman who lives on Old Town Road called police around 10 p.m. and reported that her home had been invaded.
Officers Patrick Fallon and Ted Cronin responded to the scene. They found two suspects matching the description of the invaders near the intersection of Old Craigville Road and West Main Street.
Fallon and Cronin arrested one of the suspects, Thomas S. Dickerson, 25, of Mashpee in the parking lot of the Star supermarket on West Main Street.
The second suspect escaped, but later was located by police at Papa John's Pizza on West Main Street. The suspect's name is Charles McDougald, 48, of Hyannis. Police said the victim identified both men.
The woman said the men had entered her home and bound her with duct tape before taking items and leaving, according to Lieut. William Packer. One man, the woman said, carried a large silver handgun. She was not injured.
A subsequent search of the area by police revealed discarded clothing matching that described on the suspects by the woman, along with prescription drugs that had been taken from the house.
Police also found a fully loaded .44 caliber Magnum handgun on the grounds of the Hyannis West Elementary School off Old Craigville Road, according to Lieutenant Packer.
The police have charged Dickerson and McDougald with home invasion while armed, armed robbery while masked, and kidnapping (a charge based on the binding of the victim.)
Dickerson also was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Barnstable police continue to investigate the case, including any possible ties to a home invasion early Thursday morning on Windshore Drive in Hyannis. Police have yet to make arrests in that case.
Police are holding Dickerson and McDougald on $250,000 cash bail. They are scheduled to be arraigned Monday at Barnstable District Court.
Booking photographs provided by the Barnstable Police Department.