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January 28, 2014

Home invasion sentence on hold

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — The last of five defendants in two Garvin County home invasions dating back more than three years has a little more time, at least for now, as a Monday sentencing hearing was postponed.

The hearing for Tygue Stephens, 29, was postponed until a later date after it was determined an unrelated trial in Garvin County District Court would spill over into Monday.

Stephens had been scheduled to learn what his sentence would be for his no contest pleas to nine criminal counts submitted in November.

Stephens has admitted to being the getaway driver as four other men he conspired with, all wearing masks, forced their way into homes in Pauls Valley and Elmore City on Nov. 14-15, 2010.

Testimony from previous hearings has shown their intentions were to steal whatever they could from alleged drug dealers living in the two residences.

Once inside the four men used various weapons to terrorize and assault those inside, including children.

All of those other defendants have since been sentenced to serve a varying number of years in prison.

The first sentenced in the case was Derrick Lane, 22, who was given a 20-year prison term.

The alleged leader of the group, Steven Thompson, 34, also known as “Petey G,” was found guilty by a jury on eight of nine criminal counts during a trial last spring. He was sentenced to a 25-year term in prison.

A third defendant, Justin Robbins, 24, was given five years, while Jonathon Smith, 24, was sentenced to serve eight years.

It was late last week when Stephens’ defense attorney, Dean Hart Jr., formally requested a postponement of the sentencing hearing, although the proceeding was actually pushed back because of another case.

A court document shows Hart’s request came when he was looking for a copy of his client’s pre-sentence investigation (PSI) report, which had not yet been filed in the case.

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