Two Meriden men charged in Wallingford home invasion

Two Meriden men charged in Wallingford home invasion

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WALLINGFORD — Two Meriden men have been charged in connection with a home invasion on Reskin Drive earlier this month.

Police say the motive stemmed from a video postd on social media.

Elijah Piris, 19, of 59 Springdale Ave., Meriden, and Cordell Wilkes, 18, of 332 Glen Hills Road, Meriden, were charged Thursday with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, first-degree burglary, first-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, second-degree assault, second-degree conspiracy to commit assault, and risk of injury to a minor.

Piris was initially held on $10,000 bond. Wilkes was released after he posted $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 30.

On Nov. 2 about 9 p.m., four men entered a residence on Reskin Drive, kicked in a bedroom door, and assaulted two men in the room, police spokesman Lt. Cheryl Bradley said in a statement. Before leaving, one of the men “made a statement indicating that the next time will involve bullets.”

The two men assaulted suffered injuries including a fractured nose, bruised ribs and facial lacerations, Bradley said.

Through the investigation, police determined that the men knew each other, and that the motive for the home invasion was related to an Instagram live video.

Wilkes turned himself in Thursday after learning of a warrant for his arrest, Bradley said.
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