• Second suspect accused of stealing assault rifle, grenades turns self in


    McKEES ROCKS, Pa.,None - A second home invasion suspect who was considered armed and dangerous because police said he stole a military-style assault rifle and some grenades in McKees Rocks, turned himself into police Wednesday.

    Allegheny County police have charged Cameron Russell, 22, and Rodney Grant with robbery, burglary and other crimes in the break-in at a home along Gardner Street about 7 p.m. Monday.

    Police said Russell and Grant stole a Bushmaster M4 assault rifle, eight loaded magazines, and a fragmentation grenade and several smoke grenades.

    "It's obvious; they're extremely dangerous in anyone's hands," said McKees Rocks Police Chief Robert Cifrulak. "We don't know what he's capable of. We don't know what the intention of stealing this rifle was."

    Channel 11's Brittny McGraw reported that the weapons belong to a former Marine. Parker Gresh, a former marine, said he had met Russell in the past.

    "That's not the type of people I want around my house. That's not the type of person I am, and I hope they go to jail for a long time," said Gresh.

    Gresh said he had met Russell through a relative's friend and had him over to his house once.

    "I showed him my assault rifle. It's a fun thing to show. I'm pretty proud of it. I paid $1,500 for it. It's cool," said Gresh.

    Investigators said Russell and Grant returned to Gresh's home on Monday night while he was gone and threatened his girlfriend before stealing the gun and grenades.

    "For him to do that to a 130-pound girl is just shameful," Gresh said.

    Police charged Russell late Monday. He was arrested in Franklin Park and is expected to be arraigned on several charges Tuesday night.

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