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UPDATE: Hampton teen arrested in Newport News hotel robbery

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Nov 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-12 11:19:46-05

Newport News, Va. – A Hampton teen has now been arrested in a robbery and maiming incident that happened back in October in Newport News, police tell NewsChannel 3.

Police have arrested 19-year-old Andre Rashon Watson of the first block of Saint Johns Drive in Hampton. He was arrested on November 11, 2014 at about 2:55 p.m. in the first block of Middlesex Road in Newport News, police say. He was placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.

The incident happened last month. At around 2:30 a.m. on October 19, 2014, police responded to a report of a robbery and assault that occurred in a room at the Microtel Inn in the 500 block of Operations Drive.

The victim, an 18-year-old Newport News man, told the officers that he was attending a party in one of the rooms when he was assaulted by several people and robbed of his cell phone, jewelry, cash and shoes. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries, police say.

Police identified seven suspects. Five of the suspects have been arrested, and detectives continue searching for the other two. Each suspect has been charged with one count each of robbery, maiming by mob, and three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.

The following suspects have been arrested by police:

Joszef Robert Allen, 19, of the first block of Rexford Drive in Newport News;

Jamal Tyre Williams, 19, of the first block of Garfield Drive in Newport News;

William Lee Turner, 19, of the 300 block of Advocate Court in Newport News;

Ramel Devron Paige, 20, of the 300 block of Advocate Court in Newport News.

Andre Rashon Watson, 19, of the first block of Saint Johns Drive in Hampton.

The following suspects are wanted:

Eric Dwain Edmunds, 19, of the 800 block of Pelham Drive in Newport News.
Thaddeus Ruben Graham, 19, of the first block of McKinley Drive in Newport News.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Watson, Edmunds or Graham is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to
an arrest.