Tribune-Courier News Editor
BENTON– Two of the three men accused of breaking into a woman’s home last year were sentenced to 20 years incarceration earlier this week. A fourth suspect, an unidentified juvenile, was also originally arrested in the case.
On Monday, Marshall Circuit Judge Dennis Foust sentenced Andrew Wagner and Nicholas Redford after they were found guilty in November. Trevor England, also charged in the case, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 19. All three were accused of the Sept. 26, 2010 home invasion of Serenty Shores resident Dottie Woodrum, 74. The three were found guilty of holding Woodrum against her will and stealing prescription medication, jewelry, and other valuables.
On Monday, Foust convicted Wagner of second degree robbery and second degree burglary, each carrying a 10 year sentence following a plea deal.
“The longer I do this, the more I find things I don’t understand,” Foust told Wagner during sentencing. “I have no great words of widsom. What you plead to speaks for itself. The damage inflicted is damage that I don’t know if it can be repaired.”