Nicosia being extradited

JEWETT – One of the suspects in a brutal home invasion that occurred in late July will be brought back to the Ohio Valley today to face charges.

Bryan Nicosia, 31, of Steubenville, is one of three individuals who allegedly invaded the home of 71-year-old Joe Gale on Wheeling and Lake Erie Street. Along with Autumn Stabile, 19, and Kara Clark, 23, Nicosia is accused of robbing Gale of approximately $4,000 in cash and gold coins.

He is also implicated in a physical attack on Gale, a beating that resulted in facial fractures and other injuries for the man.

While Stabile and Clark were arrested the day after the home invasion, Nicosia remained on the run until Aug. 8, when he was caught by U.S. Marshals in Detroit, MI. Marshal Chad Simpson investigated Nicosia’s whereabouts, and was able to determine his location through a combination of interviews, surveillance footage and tips. Simpson contacted authorities in Detroit to initiate the arrest.

Jewett and Harrison County officials are traveling to Michigan to pick up Nicosia from the Wayne County Jail, and he will be arraigned in Harrison County Court. They plan to return sometime today.

Stabile, who was acquainted with the victim according to Jewett Officer Todd Walker, is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on $1 million bond. Clark remains there as well, on a $100,000 bond.