A Jackson County man has pleaded guilty in a home invasion-style robbery where three masked men forced their way into a home, beat a woman and stole prescription drugs and money.
Bryce Adam Francis, 37, of Tucker Road, is set for sentencing April 10 on charges of armed robbery, burglary of an inhabited dwelling and aggravated assault. Francis was extradited from Louisiana, where he was being held on other charges.
Prosecutors are recommending he be sentenced to 30 years, with 18 to serve day-for-day for armed robbery, 25 years for burglary with 18 to serve and 20 years for aggravated assault with 18 to serve.
John Jennings Goodenough, 44, pleaded guilty to robbery, burglary of an inhabited dwelling and aggravated assault in May and was sentenced to total of 53 years in prison, with 19 years to serve.
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Jimi Denee Sanders, 29, received a 30-year sentence, with 10 years to serve on charges of robbery, burglary of an inhabited dwelling and possession of a controlled substance.
The woman’s home in the 7100 block of Oakhurst Drive in the St. Andrews community was invaded Jan. 7, 2013.
At the time, authorities said the robbers entered the home armed with a knife and an object believed to be a tire iron.
Assistant District Attorney Justin Lovorn is prosecuting the case.