Third Guilty Plea in Rochester Home Invasion Case
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A third young man has worked out a plea agreement to settle charges stemming from a violent home invasion in Rochester last spring.
19-year-old Elijah Hollin today admitted to a third-degree riot charge and was sentenced to 2 years on probation for the gross misdemeanor conviction. A felony riot charge and two felony burglary counts were dismissed through the plea agreement.
Hollins was among the 4 young men who were accused of barging into an apartment near the RCTC campus in March of last year. The police report said a fight broke out between the intruders and the occupants of the residence, who were eventually ordered to get on the floor at gunpoint. Police reports stated the intruders were apparently looking for someone who was involved in an earlier incident.
One of the men convicted in the case, Donte Wilkins of Stewartville, is currently serving a 5-year prison sentence for a manslaughter conviction connected to a heroin overdose in December 2016 that took the life of a Dodge Center man.