2 sentenced for Elkhart home invasion

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ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Two Michigan men have been sentenced to 35 years in prison for violently invading a northern Indiana home.

WSBT-TV reports that 23-year-old Cody Collins of Edwardsburg, Mich., and 22-year-old Dene Wilson of Cassopolis, Mich., were sentenced Monday in an Elkhart County court for their role in the 2012 home invasion.

Both men pleaded guilty to felony burglary causing injury.

A hearing for a third man is scheduled for March 10.

Prosecutor Curtis Hill says the men were trying to retrieve what Collins believed were his military-issued firearms from the Elkhart home. Prosecutors say the men struck both occupants with a hammer and tied them up with zip ties.

Deputy Public Defender Mark Manchak says that due to Collins’ military training, he was driven to recover the firearms.

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