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Ringleader Pleads Out in Home Invasion Trial

The ringleader in a brutal home invasion assault and robbery last December has accepted a plea to residential burglary. Elliott Roberts was in court today. Assistant District Attorney Anna Ferguson explains the plea.

Click here to listen to Assistant DA Anna Ferguson

Roberts was the fifth and final defendant in the trial. Ferguson says the plea is is one of those that doesn’t make everyone happy.

Click here to listen to Assistant DA Anna Ferguson

To compound the emotion in the courtroom, Elliot Roberts newborn baby was in the courtroom.

Click here to listen to Assistant DA Anna Ferguson

Roberts girlfriend requested that Elliot be able to hold the baby one time before going to prison, but that is not something the court could accommodate.
Though Ferguson says emotions ran high, the outcome is what the defendant deserves.

Elliot Roberts, Austin Wallace, Tyler Leal, and Billy Mecredy will all be serving multiple years in California State Prison for the brutal home invasion assault and robbery of a Grass Valley man on December 6th of last year. Devan Thomas, who pleaded earlier this year to playing the roll of “lookout” confirming the victim was home, is serving one year locally. The victim was struck on the side of the head by an object held by one of the attackers. He was then hog tied in the hallway while the suspects ransacked his house and then stole his truck to get away.


September 21, 2014


Devon Thomas spent time in County Jail and is already out and Billy Mecredy can not be found on any state prison roster. He is serving time on supervised probation. So, in reality, only three will service in state prison and no one got charged with the injuries of the victim. What a messed up case this has been.

September 29, 2014


My concerns are the same as Pam's. Why wasn't one of the defendants held accountable for the life time of physical and mental affects on the elderly man who was so savagely beaten?

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