Men charged with kidnapping now accused of conspiring to kill Family Court Judge


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Dimitri Cash Sr. and Joenathan Cash, who were indicted on kidnapping charges in March, were arraigned for conspiracy to murder a Monroe County Family Court Judge Tuesday.

A Monroe County Grand Jury indictment was unsealed today, alleging that the two men were planning to kill Monroe Family Court Judge Stacey Romeo.

On January 18, an Amber Alert was issued for 3-year-old Shekeria Cash and 5-year-old Dimitri Cash after they were forcibly taken from a Greece foster home on English Road in Rochester. Two days later, both children were found unharmed in Montgomery, Alabama.

The children’s father, Dimitri Cash Sr., along with his cousin Joenathan Cash and Kimara Pluviose all were charged with kidnapping, robbery among several others.

An investigation on the kidnaping began following the issuing of an Amber Alert on January 18. The two children were located after a rented vehicle was tracked by Greece Police that eventually led them to Alabama. Officials said blood evidence found at the invaded house also helped in the investigation.

According to police, Dimitri Cash Sr. and Joenathan Cash used duck tape during the break in.

“The two suspects grabbed all three of them, used duct tape to forcibly tape all three of them together,” foregoing Greece Police Chief Drew Forsythe said. “Once they did that, they also put tape over the female homeowner’s mouth to prevent her from screaming. The two suspects then went upstairs and forcibly removed the two children.”

A complaint filed by detectives with the Greece Police Department suggest that Dimitri Cash Sr. planned the kidnapping while the other two suspects helped execute it.

“I can speak to my belief, not specific to the indictment: Dimitri was the one that organized this thing and Joenathan and Kimara were the ones that executed this at that residence,” Chief Forsythe said.

According to the indictment:

  • Dimitri Cash and Pluviose lived together in a rental housing unit in Alabama before the abduction
  • The indictment says Pluviose rented a vehicle around the date of the abduction
  • Pluviose picked up Joenathon Cash and they drove to Whitehall Drive
  • There, Joenathon Cash and Dimitri Cash discussed the kidnapping
  • Pluviose and Jonathon Cash then went to the English Road home, broke in, and kidnapped the children
  • Pluviose then drove to Alabama with the children

Both Dimitri Cash Sr. and Joenathan Cash were arraigned and are currently being held without bail. They are both scheduled to be back in court on January 6, 2022.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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