A fourth suspect in last week’s home-invasion robbery and kidnapping appeared in court Friday, and bail was set at $100,000.
Three others, who allegedly had more involvement, were being held on $500,000 bail.
Richard J. Upchurch, 23, of Everett appeared in Everett District Court on Friday. He is being held on suspicion of first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping and theft of a firearm.
According to court documents, Upchurch was not among those who burst into a Marysville home, beat a teenager and a man, bound the man with duct tape and forced the man to go with them in a van stolen from the victim’s home.
However, Upchurch told police he knew about the plan and drove others to the victims’ home in Marysville, court documents say.
Prosecutors said three armed men forced their way into the home, apparently to steal NASCAR racing jackets, one of them signed by legendary driver Dale Earnhardt, who died in a crash at the 2001 Daytona 500.
Christine L. Iverson, and Charles Lloyd Hyatt, both of Marysville, and Mark Damon Tezzaras of Mount Vernon were charged earlier this week with robbery, kidnapping and burglary. All are 34 years old.
Prosecutors have said in court that Iverson recruited her boyfriend and others to recover the jackets and other items her ex-husband left with the victim when her ex-husband moved out of the state.
A fifth man arrested in connection with the incident was released from police custody. Marysville police said the roles that man and Upchurch had in the heist are still under investigation.
Reporter Jim Haley: 425-339-3447 or email@example.com.