Hudson police charge four in gunpoint robbery case

HUDSON–City Police have charged four suspects who allegedly robbed a 20-year-old Hudson man.

Police received a report that a man was robbed at gunpoint on North Fifth Street, January 18 at 8:40 p.m. While following up on the case, officers saw two suspects near North Fifth and Columbia streets at 9:38 p.m. Both suspects were apprehended after a short foot pursuit by officers and detectives.

Tyler T. Lamont, 16, of Hudson was charged with first degree robbery, second degree menacing, fourth degree conspiracy, fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon and first degree criminal use of a firearm.

Tyler allegedly ran away from police and went into the basement of a building on Prospect Street, where he was apprehended with a sawed off .22 caliber rifle.

Perry B. Gilliard, 19, who police say is homeless, was charged with first degree robbery, second degree menacing, fourth degree conspiracy, fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property, obstructing government administration and first degree criminal use of the firearm. Mr. Gilliard allegedly had a revolver in his possession when taken into custody on Dodge Street. This firearm was reported stolen to Livingston State Police in 2006.

Both were arraigned in Hudson Court before Judge Mark Portin and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail.

On January 19 at 4:55 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Second and Warren streets arrested Chesano O. Thompson, 19, of Hudson on warrants charging first degree robbery, second degree menacing, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, conspiracy and assault.

He was arraigned City Court before Judge Portin and was sent to jail without bail.

On January 20 at 5:38 p.m., the fourth and final robbery suspect was apprehended at the Hudson Police Station on signed felony complaints.

El-Shamar T. Thornton, 18, of Hudson was charged with two counts each of second degree robbery and fourth degree conspiracy. He was arraigned in City Court before Judge Portin and jailed without bail.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to contact Hudson Police at 518 828-3388 or the Hudson Police Detective Unit and TIPS Line at 518 828-9900.

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