GOSHEN — The first of five men scheduled to go to trial over a November 2013 home invasion pleaded guilty Monday to three felonies.
Antoine McDuffie, 21, pleaded guilty to robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, burglary, criminal confinement and conspiracy to commit burglary at hearing Monday, March 3, in Elkhart Circuit Court.
He faces up to 80 years in prison.
As part of the plea agreement, McDuffie's sentence will be up to the court's discretion.
McDuffie was the first of five men scheduled to go to trial in the case. His co-defendants, Armando Gonzalez, 18; Montrail Williams, 20; Davon Crenshaw, 19; and Matthew Allen, 19, were also scheduled to go to trial Monday, but Judge Terry Shewmaker canceled any trials scheduled for Monday because of the chance of inclement weather.
According to initial reports from the Goshen Police Department, officers responded Nov. 4, 2013, to a home at the Twin Pines Mobile Home Park on reports of a robbery.
The victims told police a handgun was displayed during the robbery, though no one was injured.
McDuffie's four other co-defendants will have hearings on Thursday to determine when their new trial day will be.