Fourth suspect arrested in Wareham home invasion, rape

Police continue to search for fifth suspect


  Brian Santiago (left) has been arrested in Georgia.  Police are searching for James JP Gomes (right). WPD booking photos.

WAREHAM - Wareham police have made a fourth arrest in the Dana Lane home invasion that occurred just after midnight last Thursday (May 17). Early that morning, police responded to the East Wareham home where two females and a male were assaulted and an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry was stolen by several armed and masked men. The female victims were also sexually assaulted, according to police.

Two suspects were captured later that same day and a third was arrested that night.  All three were charged with armed home invasion, two counts aggravated rape, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, destruction of property over $250, assault in a dwelling while armed and possession of a firearm without an FID.

The fourth suspect, according to Lt. Kevin Walsh, was taken into custody around 2 a.m. this morning in Savannah, Georgia without incident. An investigation led police to this fourth suspect identified as 20-year-old Brian Santiago of Wareham. Santiago was arrested during a planned bus trip to Georgia. Wareham police are working with Savannah authorities to have Santiago extradited to Massachusetts where he will face the same charges as the other three in Wareham 4th District Court.

According to Lt. Walsh, a warrant has been obtained for a fifth suspect wanted in connection with the May 17 home invasion.  Police are searching for 21-year-old James JP Gomes, who is considered to be armed and dangerous.  Gomes, according to police, is a black male, 6'2" to 6'3", 175 lbs., with brown eyes, black hair and a mustache.

Anyone with information about Gomes or his whereabouts is asked to contact Wareham detectives at 508-295-1206 or to "Text-A-Tip" using #274637 to WAREHAMPD followed by their tip.

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