Trial date moved for man charged in connection with New Paris home invasion

    The case against Jeffery Hunt, accused of a home invasion that involved  might be resolved before then.

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.

    GOSHEN — The court continued the trial date for a man charged in connection with a Nov. 4, 2013, home invasion in New Paris in which an 82-year-old man was hit with a tire iron.

    A defense attorney for Jeffery Hunt, 25, told Elkhart Circuit Court Judge Terry Shewmaker on Thursday, March 13, that he hoped the case would be resolved by filing a plea agreement before the trial. The attorney asked for the court to reschedule Hunt's trial date, which was set for March 17.

    Shewmaker rescheduled Hunt's trial date for 8:30 a.m. June 30.

    Hunt and his father, Jeffrey Hill, were arrested within a month after the home invasion. They were charged with robbery while armed with a deadly weapon resulting in bodily injury, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and criminal confinement.

    Hill pleaded guilty during a hearing March 6 to all four counts. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 27.

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