- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to serve six months in jail for his role in a home invasion in Maine in April.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Robert DeJesus Jr. of Southbridge, Massachusetts, was one of three men who entered an Augusta apartment looking for $20,000 in proceeds from illegal drug sales they believed was there.

The Kennebec Journal (https://bit.ly/1uDyQQE ) reports that his lawyer says DeJesus entered his plea under the Alford doctrine because he disagreed with some of the facts alleged by police but believed a jury would likely find him guilty.

DeJesus pleaded guilty to burglary, aggravated criminal mischief, criminal threatening, assault and impersonating a public servant.

Prosecutors say the three defendants wore masks and claimed to be police when they entered the home, and tied up two residents.

___

Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide