Five Charged After Saturday Morning Fight

Five area residents have been charged following a fight that broke out early Saturday in the city.

Officers were notified just before 2:30 a.m. of a fight at 429 Lincoln St. Police found several disorderly subjects in the street, one of whom was in possession of a shotgun.

According to Jamestown police, the altercation started after a group of men and women went to the residence to recover a debt. The suspects unlawfully entered the residence, at which time the fight broke out and spilled into the street.

One person allegedly was struck by a baseball bat and another armed himself with the shotgun.

“At this time we don’t know what it was about,” Capt. Robert Samuelson of Jamestown Police Department said of the debt.

Jamestown police were assisted by State Police, Town of Ellicott Police and Alstar Ambulance. No serious injuries were reported.

Charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree conspiracy were: Jonathan R. Ray, 21, and Chad T. Robbins, 21, both of Falconer; Casey R. Billyard, 20, and Kaitlyn N. Billyard, 18, both of Jamestown.

Police also charged Ray with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and the Billyards with third-degree assault.

A fifth suspect, who was not immediately identified, was taken into custody Saturday afternoon and also was charged with burglary and conspiracy, Samuelson said. The suspect was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.