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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 / 08:15 PM
SUBJECT: INJURED PAROLEE WHO LEFT HOSPITAL LAST MONTH TURNS SELF IN

Bertram Payne, the 20-year-old injured parolee who walked out of Ellis Hospital late on December 11th, turned himself in at a state parole office in New York City earlier today.

At the time he left the hospital, Payne had been recuperating from a gunshot wound to his right hand and arm after being shot while committing a home invasion on December 2nd at 1060 Raymond Street. His accomplice, Richard DeGroat, was shot and killed. Payne who was not in police custody at the time removed two intravenous fluid lines from his arm and walked out of Ellis. Detectives have determined that Payne planned his exit from the hospital and was picked up by Amie Sorey and Nydia Robles, who were previously charged with Burglary for their participation in the home invasion.

Payne is the final person to be arrested in connection with the home invasion. He had been wanted on a parole warrant that was issued after he left the hospital. Payne was returned to Schenectady late this afternoon and has been charged with Burglary and Attempted Robbery. He is being arraigned this evening and will be remanded to the Schenectady County Jail.

Harry Glenn, the intended target of the home invasion who shot Payne and DeGroat, was previously charged with Murder-2nd degree.