Two charged, two sought in Oneida home invasion

Published Oct 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

CITY OF ONEIDA — Two men remain at large and two others are in custody following a violent home invasion in the City of Oneida early Friday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said four men in Halloween masks broke into a residence on Stone Street at about 1 a.m. Friday.

A 43-year-old man inside the residence was assaulted and restrained, and a 13-year-old girl inside the residence was also restrained, police said.

The four men broke out a window on a door to get inside, authorities stated. A handgun was displayed and possibly fired during the home invasion.

Police were dispatched to the attack while it was in progress and found the four men in the home. Police said two were taken into custody, and the other two escaped out a window.


• John Santiago, 23, of Syracuse.

• Donnie Deverso, 42, of Solvay.

On the loose:

• Victory A. Clemente, 23, of Syracuse.

• Christopher Santilli, 35, of Munnsville.

Warrants have been issued for Clemente and Santilli. Authorities said they are believed to have fled the scene in Santilli’s white Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck. The New York license plate number is 90345MJ.

Police said the two men are considered armed and dangerous.

Santiago and Deverso are both charged with first and second-degree robbery, first and second-degree burglary, third-degree assault, second-degree menacing, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said.

The same charges await Clemente and Santilli when they are taken into custody, authorities said.

Additional charges may be pending.

Santiago and Deverso were both arraigned in City Court and were sent to county jail, Santiago in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond, and Deverso in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

They are scheduled to reappear in court, authorities said.

Anyone with information on the two men still at large, or their vehicle, is asked to call Oneida Police at 315-363-2323. All calls will be kept confidential.