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Couple held at gunpoint, man charged in home invasion

Two men entered a Dededo residence, pointed a gun at a man and woman, and demanded that they face the wall. The intruders took firearms and a security camera modem before fleeing in a black Jeep, according to a magistrate's complaint filed in Superior Court.

The resident told police that a few days before the Dec. 12 robbery, a man identified as Rueben Jesse Quinata, 36, showed up and asked him about a relationship he was in and firearms kept in the house.

The resident "indicated it was odd that defendant asked about the firearms a week before the home invasion," the complaint stated.

On that visit, Quinata demanded the man's phone, which he handed over, the complaint stated.

When police reviewed surveillance footage from the home invasion, the resident was able to identify Quinata.

On Monday, police talked to Quinata, who said he went to the home to find out if the man and the woman were in a relationship. He said the man gave him the phone, which he later discarded, and he "told police that he is confident he can help locate the stolen firearms," the complaint stated.

Quinata was charged with home invasion as a first-degree felony, burglary as a second-degree felony, and second-degree robbery as a second-degree felony, with a special allegation of using a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. He was also charged with theft of property as a petty misdemeanor in connection with the missing phone.


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