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Trial possible for one of five men charged in Goshen home invasion

A judge denied defense attorneys' attempts to delay the March 3 trial date for five suspects.

Posted on Feb. 28, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

GOSHEN — The five men charged in November 2013 with robbery and burglary for their connection with a home invasion in Goshen are still listed to go to trial Monday, March 3, in Elkhart's Circuit Court.

Antoine McDuffie, 21; Armando Gonzalez, 18; Montrail Williams, 20; Davon Crenshaw, 19; and Matthew Allen, 19 — all co-defendants in the same case — are all scheduled to go to the same day, but only one of them will have a jury trial Monday.

During a trial status conference for all five defendants on Feb. 20, Judge Terry Shewmaker denied their attorneys' motions to continue the trials. The prosecuting attorney in the case said the state was ready to proceed to trial. 

McDuffie, 21, is listed first in the trial schedule. If McDuffie's trial is vacated, Gonzalez, 20, who is listed second in the schedule, would go to trial instead.

According to initial reports, officers from the Goshen Police Department responded Nov. 4, 2013, to a home at the Twin Pines Mobile Home Park on reports of a robbery.

The victims of the robbery told police that a handgun of unknown caliber was displayed during the robbery. None of the residents were injured.

Each of the men is charged with robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, burglary, criminal confinement and conspiracy to commit burglary.

Any of the defendants may plead guilty to their charges anytime until their trial date.


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