Rochester Home Invasion Suspect Pleads Guilty
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - One of the men charged with being involved in a violent home invasion earlier this year in Rochester has admitted to a felony riot charge in the case. The plea agreement worked out with 19-year-old Elliot Norwood resulted in the dismissal of two counts of first-degree burglary.
Norwood and three other teenagers were accused of barging into an apartment near the Rochester Community and Technical College campus in late March. During the intrusion, the intruders and the occupants of the apartment began fighting and that led the intruders to pull out guns and order the victims to get on the floor.
At least two of the occupants of the apartment were assaulted by the intruders before they fled from the residence. Investigators believe the intruders were looking for a person who was involved in an incident earlier in the day.
Norwood is scheduled to be sentenced on November 13th.
Two of the other men charged in the case, 18-year-old Kareem Hollins and 19-year-old Andre Davenport, are scheduled to stand trial next month. The trial for the fourth defendant, 19-year-old Donte Wilkins, is scheduled in late November. He is currently serving a 57-month prison term for a manslaughter conviction stemming from the drug overdose death of a Dodge Center man last December.