Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 8, 2013

15 year sentence for home-invasion burglary

From staff reports
Kokomo Tribune

---- — A man who police say beat and robbed a man in a home-invasion burglary in March was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison.

Caleb Cole, 21, pleaded guilty in Howard Superior Court 4 to a lesser-included Class B felony conspiracy to commit burglary and was sentenced to 15 years with 10 years executed and five years of supervised probation, according to court records.

Kokomo police originally arrested Cole in March on a Class A felony conspiracy to commit burglary after police say he broke into a home in the 2200 block of Canterbury Drive, beat the 53-year-old home-owner and stole his prescription medication. The man was taken to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment for cuts and scraps and survived the beating, Deputy Prosecutor Scott McCelland said.

The sentence was ordered to run consecutively with a three-year sentence Cole received last year on a residential entry conviction.