Today Third Squad detectives arrested Kyle Howell, the man who claimed he was beaten by police in 2014, for a robbery that occurred in Great Neck Plaza on Monday, April 18, at 7:45 p.m.
According to detectives, Howell, 22, of 51 Circle Drive, Westbury, approached a parked car with a male, 20, and a female victim, 19, sitting inside on Pont Street, opened the door and put a knife to the male passenger’s throat demanding money.
When the victim tried to push the defendant away, the defendant cut him on both hands.
The female victim complied and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The defendant then proceeded to stab both seats of the car before fleeing the scene. The defendant was known to the victim.
The male victim, who sustained lacerations to both hands, received treatment at a local hospital for his injuries. No other injuries were reported.
On Tuesday, April 19, Bureau of Special Operations police officers located the defendant in an auto on Spinney Hill Drive in Manhasset. The driver of the vehicle, Jamiel Hendricks, 31, of 53 Manor Drive, Manhasset, female passenger, Nancy Peterson, 26, of 49 Sunset Drive, Flower Hill and defendant Howell were all found to be in possession of Xanax.
Defendant Howell was additionally found to be in possession of cocaine. Howell is being charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Robbery 2nd Degree, Robbery 1st Degree (Attempt), two counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession Weapon 3rd Degree, and two counts of Criminal Possession Controlled Substance 7th Degree.
Defendants Hendricks and Peterson are each being charged with Criminal Possession Controlled Substance 7th Degree.
In 2014, Kyle Howell claimed Nassau County cops viciously beat him during a routine traffic stop. Following the April 25, 2014, incident, Howell alleged false arrest, malicious prosecution, excessive force and a conspiracy by officers to cover up the incident. The officer in question was acquitted of charges in December 2015.