Elkhart teen sentenced to 45 years in robbery case
Posted: 05/24/2013 at 4:00 pm
By: Emily Pfund
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Tievon Nichols (Photo Supplied)
Tievon Nichols, 16, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, a class-A felony, two counts of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, a class-B felony, and one count of criminal confinement, a class-B felony.
He was sentenced on Monday, May 20 in Elkhart Superior Court 2 by Judge Stephen Bowers.
Nichols was one of four charged with the burglary of a home on West Jackson Boulevard on July 25, 2012.
According to a press release from the Elkhart County Prosecutorís Office, the burglars held one of two occupants hostage, threatening to shoot and actually dry-shooting a gun while they had it pressed against the hostageís head.
Two children were also at the residence during the robbery. The burglars also threatened to shoot one of the children if the victims didnít cooperate.
According to court files, the Elkhart Police Department was able to track down one of the victimís iPhone via GPS within 30 minutes after the robbery to Clarence Parker, who was later arrested for his involvement in the robbery.
In searching the residence where they found some of the suspects, police found a handgun and several items that were allegedly stolen.
Hogan and Creel both pleaded guilty and were sentenced on April 25.
Creel, 20, was sentenced to 35 years in prison and 17 years on reporting probation.
Hogan, 20, was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 22 years on reporting probation.
Parker, 17, who was also charged with burglary, two counts of robbery and criminal confinement, pleaded guilty to burglary on Jan. 31. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 3.