Home Invasion Guilty Pleas

17–year–old Corey Hansen says he asked for a drink of water from an 84–year–old Hancock woman.

When the woman left to get the water, Hansen says he let 19–year–old Michael Hylton into the home to steal the woman’s purse.

The incident occurred on November 10th.

Today, Hansen pleaded guilty to first-degree home invasion.

The crime carries a possible 20–year sentence, a fine of up to $5,000 or both.

In exchange for the guilty plea, all remaining charges against Hansen were dropped.

Hylton is scheduled to go to trial on February 13th.

A week before she was reportedly robbed by these two suspects, the same elderly woman had her Social Security check money stolen from her purse while she slept inside her home.

17–year–old Andrew Looper of Hancock pleaded guilty to second-degree home invasion today.

That offense could land him in jail for up to 15 years, a fine of up to $3,000, or both.

Looper told the judge he snuck into the woman’s home on November 5th while she was sleeping in a chair and took about $100.

He and Hansen will both be sentenced in about four weeks.

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