GOSHEN — A man facing multiple charges in connection with a Nov. 4 robbery in New Paris appeared in Elkhart’s Circuit Court for his initial hearing.
Jeffrey Hill, 43, of Winona Lake, is charged with robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class A felony; burglary resulting in bodily injury, a Class A felony; criminal confinement with a deadly weapon, a Class B felony; and conspiracy to commit burglary, a Class B felony.
For each Class A felony charge, Hill faces up to 50 years in prison. For each Class B felony, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
Hill was appointed an attorney from the public defender’s office. His trial was scheduled for March 17, 2014.
Hill was arrested Nov. 12, following an Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department investigation.
Police were called at about 9:40 p.m. Nov. 4 to the 71000 block of S.R. 15 to reports of a break-in.
According to the probable cause affidavit for Hill’s arrest, two people were in the house when Hill and his son Jeffery Hunt, 25, entered.
An 82-year-old man suffered severe injuries during the robbery and was taken to IU Health Goshen hospital.
The court issued a warrant for Hunt’s arrest. However, Hunt had not been arrested as of Thursday afternoon.