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Second Man Arrested for Role in BB Gun Home Invasion, Police Say

According to Phoenixville Police, four men forced their way into a Bridge Street apartment with a gun. When the residents realized it was a BB gun, they forced them back out.

Phoenixville Police made a second arrest related to an armed home invasion that went awry last week, the department is reporting.

Courtland Ramon Cuascut, 37, of Phoenixville, was arraigned on February 14 for his alleged role in the February 7 robbery of a family on the 200 block of Bridge Street. The first of the four men who allegedly carried out the crime, Linden Charles Hornung, 18, was arrested on February 8.

(Read the original story here.)

According to court documents, on February 7 sometime before 7:03 p.m., four men assaulted a Phoenixville man and his companion outside his 200 Bridge Street apartment.

The attackers, all black males, had their hoods pulled up, obscuring their faces, and one of the men brandished what appeared to be a revolver. While the man with the gun threatened the two, a second attacker punched the resident in the face. The assailants then forced the two into the apartment, at gunpoint, where four of the victim’s friends—including his nine-month-old infant—were waiting.

Once the assailants were inside, they punched a third victim in the face, then held all six people at gunpoint while they ransacked the apartment. During this time, the gunman pointed the revolver at the infant and threatened to shoot the child, adding that he would throw the baby out of the window if the terrified group didn’t hand over whatever cash they had. Ultimately, the assailants made away with almost $2,000.

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The burglars’ success was short lived. At some point during the robbery, one of the victims realized the revolver was, in fact, just a BB gun, and the group then attacked their attackers. During the ensuing struggle, three of the burglars ran out of the apartment, while the fourth escaped only after the victims removed his boots and struck him in the head with the but of his pellet gun.

Hornung, the alleged gunman, was arrested on February 8 after one of the victims told police they recognized him. Another of the victims later recognized Cuascut.

Courtland Ramon Cuascut was charged with felony counts of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, aggravated assault, and 28 additional misdemeanors related to the incident. He faces preliminary hearing on February 24.

harry finster February 18, 2013 at 06:04 PM
19985 to go do they keep a dedicated wing of chester county jail for phoenixville ?
Compassionate Conservative February 18, 2013 at 06:45 PM
انه يحتاج للعب "دعونا عقد صفقة" لنفسه وعائلته.
Dead Horse Beater February 18, 2013 at 06:49 PM
ينبغي شخص لكمة لك الحق في الكرات
John February 18, 2013 at 06:57 PM
How many children did you molest yesterday Harry?
Compassionate Conservative February 18, 2013 at 07:38 PM
إذا كنت تعول أخطاء الآخرين، عد أخطاء الخاصة بك بدلا من ذلك. إذا حاولت لحساب الأوقاف الله، فلن تكون قادرة على.
Aly February 19, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Why is an almost 40 year old man hanging out with children? That doesn't strike anyone else as strange?
Dead Horse Beater February 19, 2013 at 02:36 PM
If you read the comments on the previous story, sounds like he was just hanging where the weed was at...
Aly February 19, 2013 at 03:59 PM
From what I have heard this Courtland person is quite the upstanding citizen hopefully they will keep him and Linden away for some time
The Tuth February 19, 2013 at 05:41 PM
they will be away for some time. linden will get the most of it probablly 34-66 months but i dont know. courtland will be out in about 3 years, neither of them deserve such harsh penalties. if you read comments from the other article the victims were drug dealers. so you think the narc or narcotics unit wouldnt kick in his door and put gus to there heads? cause trust me the would!
The Tuth February 19, 2013 at 05:42 PM
i have seen it happen plenty a times. with just normal phoenixville cops
Aly February 19, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Honestly I couldn't understand what was going on with all the rubbish in those comments and really even if the victims are dealers, which i don't know them so i cannot speculate if they are do they not deserve the same justice if you or i were a victim of a home invasion? I have lived in this town for over 15 years and Linden's name is well known around here and he is a bad seed he has spent a great deal of time locked away in kiddie jail, I knew he would end up here years ago and I do not for one minute believe he was "forced" or "told" to do anything. He is a bad dude and no amount of time he will get will change him he will just come out and next time it will be a real gun.
Aly February 19, 2013 at 05:58 PM
and that Courtland person has a record as long as my arm, he is currently on Parole, but then again our Parole system SUCKS and the dude that covers pville is a slacker half the town is on parole and doing whatever they want. Our system is a joke.
Ike February 19, 2013 at 06:32 PM
This Courtland is a lazy azz PUNK..BENN IN AND OUT OF JAIL HIS WHOLE CRAPPY LIFE. Ha ,, I THINK ITS BAD THAT HE HAD TO GET YOUNG KIDS O HELP HIM ROB , TAN WHN THE VICTIMS START KICKING AZZ HE RUNS .... HE SHOULD GET ATLEAST 20 TO 30
John February 19, 2013 at 06:39 PM
they deserve harsher penalities... breaking/entering, assualt, robbery, just to name a few??? 5 years each, minimum.
Kailey February 19, 2013 at 07:38 PM
I don't think the victims were drug dealers, I think the article would say something about that don't you? I'm glad they got these guys!
The Tuth February 19, 2013 at 08:33 PM
kailey are you dumb, they wouldnt tell the cops i got robbed for weed whats that sound like. trust me plenty a dealers have been robbed and then flipped the storyy. they arent good ppl them selves i have bought weed off of them since this incident !
harry finster February 19, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Yo, yo, yo! Word up yo!
Ike February 19, 2013 at 08:42 PM
What is this mulsin talk , What does it say . COUTLAND IS A PUNK??? Oh now he mulsin , NO PORK..YEA JAIL DOES THAT TO PEEPS... This courtland should go to jail for atleast 25 to 60 years..... WHO ARE THE OTHERS??? This young punk , and the other ones .THEY SHOULD GET LIKE 5 YEARS.... OR 2 YEARS AND 20 YEARS PROBATION.... I HOPE ITS NOT TOOL ATER FOR THES YOUNG PUNKSAZZ GANGSATAS .. BUT IT IS FOR THAT PUNKAZZ . COURTLAND....LOOK AT HIS RECORD. IT WAS LIKE THE PO-PO WAS ALLWAYS LOOKING FOR HIM.... THIS MAKES ME LAUGH ... MUSLIN ... ALI AND OBAMA WILL SAVE HIM. SEND HIS AZZ TO THE MIDDLE EAST... LET HIM BE A MUSLIN IN OME CRAZY COUNTRY OVER THERE.. IRAN ,, IRAC,, ANYWHER .. GET HIM OUT OF THE USA.... SOMEONE ASK HIM WHEN HE STOPPED EATING BACON.... THIS WEEK????????? WHAT A PIECE OF PIG CRAP.
Dead Horse Beater February 19, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Muslim, ike. The word is Muslim. Muslin is a type of fabric. Unless you really believe this guy is a piece of fabric, then maybe he might get made into a fancy carpet once you ship him over to pakistan.
Ike February 19, 2013 at 08:52 PM
WHAT EVER. BEATER.... YOU KNOW WHAT I MET..... DAMN,,,,, GET REAL ..... I ... SINCE YOUR SO SMART .. WHAT DID THE MUSLIN SAY IN HIS POST .???????? WELL SMARTY PANTS/???
Ike February 19, 2013 at 08:57 PM
iS THIS THE real harry??? or is it the FAGSTER HARRY?????? WHICH ONE IS IT??
Dead Horse Beater February 19, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Ike is actually a woman?
Dead Horse Beater February 19, 2013 at 09:07 PM
That is so weird.
harry finster February 19, 2013 at 09:27 PM
and i am a pedophile and like moose junk
Kailey February 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM
They were never robbed for weed though..... They were robbed for $1600 that the kid had from his settlement from a car accident.. & you have gotten weed from this kid?? I've never seen him with drugs.....
Kailey February 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM
He is an amazing guy who would do anything for anyone he didn't deserve what happened to him.
Al Douchebag February 20, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Fred- have you ever been institutionalized?
Ike February 20, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Haryy , is that the real you???? Damn the fakke one..DAM .hARRY YOU LIIKE THE POLE.... yUK..... wHO ARE THE OTHER BUMS??????? GET THEM ... OUR TOWN IS SO NICE...
Khall85 February 22, 2013 at 01:44 AM
I know Linden personally and he is not a bad seed. He is a kid who made a really bad choice to be a part of this stupidity. His age makes him adult by definition. You don't believe that was "forced" or "told" to do anything? If you read the comments from the original article, you will see that the victim himself said that these kids were taking orders from Courtland. Linden is not a bad dude. He made a bad decision. And his offense that got him put in "kiddie jail" was relatively minor.
larry sinister February 24, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Growyourown is as ridic as his name...give these guys real guns and thin them out...dont waste 30 years of tax money, dope

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