Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
December 11, 2009
Susan Kang Schroeder
FIVE MEN CHARGED IN ARMED NEWPORT BEACH HOME INVASION ROBBERY CONSPIRACY
SANTA ANA – Five men have been charged with conspiring to rob a former subprime lender residing in Newport Beach and committing an armed home invasion robbery with several victims inside the home. Antoine Bashiri Boyd, 31, Los Angeles, Mickael Andre Hastings, 36, Los Angeles, Ronnie Labert Morrissette, 34, Los Angeles, Darrin Mucker, 37, Los Angeles, and Peter Joseph Paturzo, 44, Mission Viejo, are each charged with one felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery, two felony counts of kidnapping to commit robbery, five felony counts of first degree robbery in concert, and six felony counts of assault with a firearm. If convicted on all counts, the defendants each face a maximum sentence of life in state prison. The People will be requesting $1 million bail for Hastings at his arraignment today, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
Boyd and Paturzo are out of custody on $100,000 bail and are scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 26, 2010, at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. A $1 million warrant has been issued for the arrest of Morrissette and Mucker.
On Dec. 8, 2009, the defendants are accused of conspiring to rob former subprime lender Daniel Sadek in his home. The five defendants are accused of driving in three cars and meeting in a Newport Beach grocery store parking lot. The defendants are accused of obtaining a gate pass for the gated Newport Coast residential community where the victim resided. Paturzo is accused of parking his Honda Civic outside of the gated community and waiting in his car. The defendants are also accused of parking a BMW outside of the gate and leaving it.
The four other defendants are accused of getting into a car driven by Boyd and entering the gated community. Boyd is accused of dropping Morrissette, Hastings, and Mucker outside of the targeted home and waiting in his car. At around 10:15 p.m., the three defendants are accused of entering the home, which was occupied by approximately nine people. They are accused of tying up the victims and hitting three of the victims in the head with firearms. The defendants are accused of stealing watches, wallets, cell phones, cash, and other valuable items from the victims.
Victims inside the home called 9-1-1 and the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) responded to the scene. The defendants are accused of attempting to flee the scene. NBPD officers arrested Paturzo still waiting in his car parked outside of the gated community. Hastings injured himself as he attempted to flee and was arrested in a nearby yard. He was transported to the hospital to be treated for a leg injury. Boyd was arrested after NBPD caught him driving away from the scene on Newport Coast Drive. A warrant has been issued for Morrissette and Mucker.
Two victims were treated at the scene for head injuries sustained from being hit with the firearms. A third victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact NBPD at (800) 550-6273 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Hector Pantoja at (714) 347-8844. Senior Deputy District Attorney Jim Mendelson of the Gang Unit is prosecuting this case.