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Winona Lake man faces up to 140 years in prison after pleading guilty to his charges

Jeffery Hunt pleaded guilty to charges relating to a home invasion where an 82-year-old victim was severely beaten.

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — A man accused of being involved in a violent home invasion that sent a victim to the hospital as a result of being struck with a tire iron last year pleaded guilty to all his charges Thursday morning, June 19, in Circuit Court. 

Jeffery Hunt, 25, was initially charged with robbery resulting in bodily injury, burglary resulting in bodily injury, armed burglary and criminal confinement. 

The sentencing will be up to the court’s discretion. Hunt faces up to 140 years in prison.

According to court files Hunt and his father, Jeffrey Hill, forced their way into a home in New Paris in an attempt to rob Don and Beverly Neer, who were 82 and 79 years old at the time. 

The suspects beat Don Neer numerous times with a tire iron and took electronics, money and guns from the home.

Hill pleaded guilty to robbery while armed with a deadly weapon and resulting bodily injury, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and criminal confinement, and was sentenced in March to 120 years in prison

Hunt’s sentencing hearing has been scheduled for July 24.


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