A 20-year-old man was sentenced last week to 27 years in prison for his role in a Greeley home invasion robbery and shooting.
Brandon Steele, who pleaded guilty in July 2019 to second-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary, was sentenced Friday in Weld County District Court, according to a district attorney’s news release.
On Oct. 21, 2018, Greeley police received a 4 a.m. phone call from a resident saying that a man was outside his home screaming for help before getting in a vehicle, which drove off, the release said.
Officers stopped the vehicle and found the driver, a woman, covered in blood. Her adult son, in the passenger seat, also WAS covered in blood. He was shot in the shoulder. The driver’s 4-year-old grandson was in the back seat.
The driver told police she had been asleep in her Greeley home, along with her son and grandchild, when she was awoke by her dog’s growling, according to the release. Two men were in her bedroom.
One man put a gun to the victim’s face, and she was punched several times and dragged to the basement. She heard scuffling upstairs and a gunshot.
The assailants stole a handgun, three cellphones other electronics and household items totaling more than $2,000, the release said.
Steele is the fourth defendant to be sentenced for the incident. One co-defendant’s case is pending. He was sentenced to 17 years for kidnapping and 10 years for burglary, with the sentences ordered to run consecutively.
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