Bemidji man sentenced for home invasion
BEMIDJI--A Bemidji man who broke into a mobile home and assaulted the man who lived there was sentenced Dec. 21 to nine years and six months in prison.
BEMIDJI-A Bemidji man who broke into a mobile home and assaulted the man who lived there was sentenced Dec. 21 to nine years and six months in prison.
Joseph Devon Wood, 25, was found guilty in October of one count of first-degree burglary, one count of first-degree robbery and one count of false imprisonment.
Wood was sentenced to four years and nine months for first-degree burglary and another four years and nine months for aggravated robbery, to be served consecutively. He also received a sentence of one year and one day for the false imprisonment charge, which will be served at the same time as the other sentences.
He received 288 days of credit for the time he spent in jail between his early March arrest and his sentencing. He will be eligible for supervised release after he serves two-thirds of his sentence.
According to criminal complaints against Wood, as well as against co-defendants Francisco Cecena, 22, of Bemidji, and Tristian Lee Fox, 19, of Bagley, the trio broke into a mobile home at the Pine Valley Mobile Home Park the morning of March 9.
One of the men hit the victim in the head, tied him up with duct tape and stole a mason jar full of marijuana, $2,000 in cash and some Magic: The Gathering cards.
Cecena was sentenced early this month to eight years in prison. Fox is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing Jan. 9.