Three Men Take Pleas In Home Invasion Case - Southern Maryland Headline News

Three Men Take Pleas In Home Invasion Case

By Guy Leonard, County Times

HOLLYWOOD, Md. (May 1, 2008)—Three men involved in a break-in of a resident’s home on Stephen Young Court in Leonardtown last year with the intent of robbing him have taken guilty pleas to the crime in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court.

Nico Matthew Adams, 19, of La Plata; Garrett Michael Dyson, 21, of Port Tobacco and Antoine AMarco Watson, 20 of La Plata plead guilt to various charges associated with the crime April 15.

According to charging documents filed by St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations Detective Clayton Safford, residents of the Stephen Young Court home awoke to the sound of suspicious noises from outside the home in the early morning hours of Oct. 24.

One resident, charging documents state, saw a Chrysler passenger vehicle parked outside and then saw three males run across the front lawn.

At about 2 a.m., a little more than an hour after the first disturbance, charging documents stated, Adams kicked in the front door of the residence and confronted the victim Michael Carter with a 12-gauge shotgun.

But a struggle ensued and Carter was able to wrest the shotgun away from Adams, charging documents state.

After losing the struggle, Adams, Dyson and Watson f led in the Chrysler-brand vehicle but were stopped by police units shortly thereafter.

Police also found a .38 caliber revolver in the vehicle with the suspects, two of the suspects admitted the intent was to rob the residents that morning and all three admitted they were at the Stephen Young Court address, charging documents stated.

Adams, the defendant who made the unlawful entry, pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery, possession of a short barreled shotgun and possession of a regulated firearm while being under 21-years-old.

Adams was not prosecuted on the most serious charge of first-degree assault.

Dyson pleaded guilty to conspiracy of attempted armed robbery, court documents showed while Watson pleaded to conspiracy to rob.

All three defendants are scheduled to be sentenced June 25.

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