Suspect in New Paris break-in appears for initial hearing
ELKHART — A second suspect arrested for his connection with a violent robbery that happened Nov. 4 in New Paris appeared for his initial hearing in Elkhart Circuit Court.
Jeffery Hunt, 25, of Winona Lake, has been 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, Hunt faces up to 50 years in prison. For each Class B felony, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
Hunt was arrested Dec. 4 on a warrant. The Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office filed formal charges Nov. 19 against Hunt and his father, Jeffrey Hill, 43, following an investigation from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the probable cause affidavits filed for Hill and Hunt’s arrest, the two men broke into a New Paris home in the 71000 block of S.R. 15 the night of Nov. 4.
An 82-year-old man suffered severe injuries during the robbery and was taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital.
During his initial hearing, Hunt was appointed an attorney from the public defender’s office. His trial is scheduled for March 17, 2014.