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Home invader is off to prison

Thieves grabbed wedding rings, SUV

Vincent True

The knock at the door came about 9:20 p.m.

Within seconds, the men on the other side were in the couple’s home, ordering them to the floor.

One had a handgun. The couple was bound with bungee cord and asked about their valuables.

They only had their wedding rings, they said.

The men took those; then they stole the couple’s SUV.

This home invasion as detailed in Allen Superior Court documents occurred in November at a home in the 600 block of Calhoun Street.

Nearly four months later, one of the men involved is headed to prison.

Vincent True, 31, of Monroeville, received a 20-year prison sentence in Allen Superior Court on Monday for his role in the robbery.

Eight of those years were suspended, though, meaning he’s ordered to serve 12 of those years behind bars.

True had been charged with a slew of felony counts in the aftermath of the robbery.

Last month, he accepted a plea agreement from Allen County prosecutors and pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and auto theft.

In exchange, prosecutors recommended that charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, criminal confinement and being a habitual offender be dropped.

Initially, True had been charged in connection to the crime with his brother, 24-year-old Tiberius True.

True, though, had all charges against him dismissed last month, according to court documents. No reason for the dismissals was given in court documents.

According to court documents, the Trues went to the home and asked for a jump-start for their car.

They then forced their way into the couple’s home.

As they ordered the homeowners to the ground, the man of the couple tried to kick the Trues, he later told police.

Tiberius True had been accused of looking for jewelry and stealing the couple’s wedding rings.

The two men then left in the couple’s 2005 Ford Explorer, according to court documents.

Later, one of the homeowners told police that a woman had come to their door about a week earlier saying that her purse had been stolen.

The couple let her use a phone and then lent her $300. She returned a day later asking for an additional $100, which they also lent her.

She returned days later asking for more money, but the couple refused, according to court documents.

Police later discovered the woman was Vincent True’s wife, according to court documents.

She has not been charged in the crime.

jeffwiehe@jg.net

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