Home Searched in Elmira Heights for Rouille
August 23, 2013
ELMIRA HEIGHTS -- (WENY) SWAT teams were armed and ready Friday morning. After a tip that the highly sought after Robert Rouille was inside a home on McCauley Avenue in Elmira Heights.
"We have credible information to believe that he was either going to be there at that time or had been there previously," said Chemung county Sheriff Christopher Moss.
Tashsa Taber lives at the home. She says was in the hospital when police arrived and started questioning her about Rouille. She later learned SWAT officers with guns raided her house. Her friend Ramone and three other people were at the house, watching her young kids when police arrived.
"They still drew weapons on us as if I was armed and dangerous. My records squeaky clean I haven't been in trouble since I was 17.
I'm a nine to fiver so is she and this is embarrassing," said Ramone Butler. Tasha added, "I've never been in trouble."
Police arrested the adults in the house, but released them after not finding anything in the home. Ramone added, "they got false information stating that this character 'bey' was in the house. I don't know him from a hole in the wall so we co-operated with the police. I saw them when they all set up the parameters so I voluntarily opened the door so they wouldn't break the door down because I knew that he wasnt in there."
Tasha admits she does know Rouille, but has no idea where he is.
"People make mistakes for whatever reason he's doing what he's doing. He's doing it. But I have no affiliation at all at this point," said Tasha.
Sheriff Moss said they have no reason to believe Rouille has left the Elmira / Corning area and will keep searching until they confirm he is gone.