Jury trial for Goshen home invasion suspects moved to 2015

The defense attorney for one of the three co-defendants wants his client to face trial separately.

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 6:15 p.m.

GOSHEN — The jury trial for three men facing robbery and burglary charges in connection with a home invasion in Goshen last year has been rescheduled. Now, one of the defendant’s attorneys is hoping to get his client’s case separated.

The trial date for Montrail Williams, Armando Gonzalez and Davon Crenshaw was moved to Feb. 2, 2015 in Elkhart Circuit Court.

Williams, 20; Gonzalez, 18; and Crenshaw, 19; were charged with robbery, burglary, criminal confinement and conspiracy to commit a burglary in connection with a Nov. 4, 2013, home invasion. Each defendant faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted.

The planned joint trial for the three co-defendants was scheduled for Monday, but the court had to reschedule their trial because there was another case scheduled to go to trial on that day. 

Louis Fisher Sr., whose trial was scheduled Monday, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery just as his jury trial was about to start, according to court files. His sentencing hearing was scheduled for July 31.

During a hearing on Thursday, June 26, the three co-defendants’ attorneys asked the court to sever each of their clients’ case, but the judge asked them to file a written motion. 

Williams’ attorney filed a motion a day later, and a hearing to discuss his case was scheduled for Thursday, July 3. The hearing will be held at 8:30 a.m.

Follow reporter Sharon Hernandez on Twitter at @Sharon_HT

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