By David Harry
A Shapleigh resident is among two people arrested last week and charged for allegedly stealing cash and prescription drugs from a West Newfield man late last month.
Chief Deputy Matthew Baker of the York County Sheriff’s Office said James Mascetta, 53, of Shapleigh, was charged with Class A felony robbery and unlawful drug trafficking.
His alleged accomplice in the invasion of the home of a 61-year-old man who is confined to a wheelchair is Newfield resident Angela Caton, 33. Caton has been charged with Class A felony robbery.
Mascetta and Caton are free on bail from the York County Jail in Alfred, Baker said. The two have not been indicted and a court date has not been scheduled.
Baker said a large amount of prescription medications and a “military-style assault rifle” believed to have been used in the home invasion were seized from Mascetta’s home during the investigation.
Mascetta and Caton are alleged to have broken into the home in the Rock Haven Lake area of town at about 3 p.m. on June 10, Baker said.
The area is near the New Hampshire border off Route 110.
Baker said the victim had just returned from running errands and was confronted by two assailants wearing black clothing and masks. One wore a black trench coat, the victim told sheriff’s deputies.
The victim said he was forced into his bathroom before the assailants stole prescription pain medications and cash and fled in a white sedan described as “beat up” with a “loud exhaust.”
The victim was not injured in the attack and robbery, which Baker said was not random.