Arrest made in case where Chadwicks man was dragged across Hannaford parking lot

Rome man arrested for violent robbery in New Hartford.

Posted: Jun 22, 2019 10:28 AM

New Hartford, N.Y. - New Hartford Police have arrested a Rome man for a violent robbery case we first told you about in February.

Police say 22-year-old Marquise Howard of Rome has now been arrested and charged with robbery.

They say it was back on February 15th that Howard was a passenger in a vehicle in the Hannaford Plaza Parking lot in Washington Mills.

Police say Howard set up a meeting with a man from Chadwicks through the online website called LetGo to sell him a playstation, but when the buyer approached the vehicle at the Hannaford Plaza with the cash in hand, police say Howard grabbed the man's hand and money, then grabbed and wouldn't let go of his belt, dragging that individual across the parking lot.

The victim suffered some major injuries, including hematomas to the brain and was hospitalized for a week.

Right now, Marquise Howard is only facing the one charge of robbery.

The driver so far has not been charged, but police say other arrests are pending.

Howard is being held in the Oneida County Jail on $20,000 cash bail.

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