A third man accused of taking part in a home invasion in which an elderly woman was terrorized pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges.
Leroy Prince, 20, pleaded in Richmond County Superior Court to burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. accepted the negotiated plea and sentenced Prince to five years in prison followed by 15 years probation.
Prince was charged along with Christopher Black and Canaan Suell of breaking into the home of an 83-year-old woman on Sept. 13, 2014. The victim’s home was ransacked, her property stolen and she was threatened with a knife, according to the indictment.
Suell pleaded guilty in March 2015 to this case and numerous counts of entering an automobile with the intent to commit a crime and burglary. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison. Black pleaded guilty to the same charges in March 2016. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison followed by 20 years probation.
Prince pleaded guilty in March 2015 to weapon charges for taking a stolen 9 mm semi-automatic pistol to Butler High School. He has been serving that sentence – five years in prison followed by 15 years probation.