Second Armed Robbery Suspect, 19, Free on Bail After Arraignment

Salem Superior Court (Courtesy photograph.)

One of two Haverhill men, indicted for armed robbery in connection with a drug sale, is free on bail after being held since February on a previous probation violation.

Dalvin F. Andino, 19, of Haverhill, has been released on $10,000 bail, following his arraignment Tuesday in Salem Superior Court. The indictments stem from an alleged armed robbery Jan. 26

A second suspect, Ian Kessel, also 19 and of Haverhill, remains free on existing bail conditions, according to Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokesperson for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. Both are scheduled to return to court June 13 for a pre-trial conference. Kessel, a former Haverhill High School football player, has been free on $5,000 bail since a Feb. 25 bail review in Haverhill District Court.

“It appears that (Kessel) remains on the street with the same conditions,” Kimball-Monahan told WHAV.  “Mr. Andino is no longer in custody.  He is out on $10,000 bail.”

As WHAV reported last Thursday, Andino and Kessel were indicted Mar. 23 by an Essex County grand jury on armed robbery charges, allegedly involving “an arrangement to buy marijuana” with an alleged victim outside the Forest Acres apartment complex in Ward Hill. Kessel was initially arrested by Haverhill police shortly after the Jan. 26 incident at 1 Forest Acres Drive. Andino was arrested Feb. 14 during a subsequent investigation by Haverhill police. The grand jury indictments moved the pending case from Haverhill District Court to Salem Superior Court.