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Defendants: Darnell Echols (DOB 01/09/90); Rajad Daily (DOB 02/10/89); Jonathan Terry (DOB 10/13/90)

Nov. 21, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced two Yonkers men were sentenced before Westchester County Court Judge Larry Schwartz on guilty pleas stemming from a December burglary spree in Yonkers where they targeted apartment building laundry room cash- boxes.

Echols and Daily pleaded guilty Oct. 9, 2018, to eight counts each of Burglary in the Second Degree, class C felonies, while jury selection for their trial was underway.

Rajad Daily was sentenced today as a persistent violent felony offender to 16-years-to-life in state prison. Darnell Echols was sentenced today as a second violent felony offender to seven years in state prison.

On Aug. 16, 2018, the third defendant, Jonathan Terry, pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree, a class D felony, and was  sentenced to two to four years in state prison. Terry acted as the driver and lookout while the others executed the burglaries.

This case involved an extensive investigation by the Yonkers Police Department and arrests of the three defendants were made during the course of a special detail organized by YPD.

Background
On Dec. 30, 2017, the three men carried out an early morning burglary spree in eight residential apartment buildings across Yonkers. They targeted the buildings’ laundry rooms and stole cash out of laundry room cash-to-card machines in four out of the eight locations. (The cash-to-card machine is how a user pays cash to recharge a laundry debit card.) The series of burglaries started just after midnight and ended with the arrest at 5 a.m.

Yonkers Police pulled over the suspect car near Courter and Leroy avenues. All three defendants were in the car with Terry in the driver’s seat. Police found a stash of burglars’ tools inside including power tools, crowbars, gloves, duct tape and a sledgehammer. Police arrested them at the scene.

Assistant District Attorney Nicholas DiCostanzo of the Superior Court Trial Division prosecuted the case.

police photo of Darnell Echols

police photo of Rajad Daily

police photo of Jonathan Terry

Darnell Echols Rajad Daily Jonathan Terry

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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