Among the suspects was Jason Gwaltney, who was reportedly a prior Long Island star football player.
Among the suspects was Jason Gwaltney, who was reportedly a prior star Long Island high school football player.

Five men have been arrested for an armed Huntington home invasion early Tuesday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Three armed men entered a home on Leigh Street through an unlocked door, threatened five residents inside and demanded cash while the other two suspects acted as lookouts outside at 1:20 a.m., police said.

All five men fled in a Lincoln but were apprehended shortly later on Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills, police said. Detectives recovered two handguns, police added. None of the victims were injured.

Charged with burglary and criminal possession of a weapon were 25-year-old Jason Gwaltney of Brentwood, 18-year-old Jaquese Jones of Bay Shore, 19-year-old Demetrius Edwards of Wyandanch, 17-year-old Nouvelle Lucas of Wyandanch and 17-year-old Tahjiea Carpenter of Huntington.

Carpenter was also charged with four additional counts of burglary for allegedly burglarizing four other Huntington homes. All five are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Second Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.