A teen who prosecutors said was caught “red-handed” during a July home invasion pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 on probation.
Willie J. Hicks, 19, pleaded guilty to armed robbery, burglary, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, said Assistant District Attorney Wesley Lambertus.
Four suspects, one of whom was identified as Hicks, broke into a Huffman Drive home and robbed three men, the prosecutor said.“The police surrounded the house while they were still in the house,” Lambertus added.
Three of the suspects managed to escape. Hicks didn’t, though while handcuffed he slipped away and ran about two blocks before being recaptured, Lambertus said.