Three Gordon County residents Sentenced for 2017 Home Invasion
Wednesday, August 8, 2018- 2:42 p.m.
GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF
Three Gordon County residents have been sentenced in a home invasion case dating back to 2017.
Last Thursday, 18-year old Alex Alcantar and Dustin Freeman, also 18, both pleaded guilty to felony counts of Home Invasion, First Degree Burglary, and Aggravated Assault. They also pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Burglary and Wearing a Mask to Conceal Identity. Alcantar also pleaded guilty to Cruelty to Animals.
Both were sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison with 10 to be served.
A third suspect, 18-year-old Daniel Isai Munguia, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Burglary for having planned the home invasion. He was sentenced to 10 years with 90 days to serve in jail, which has already been completed.
In May of 2017, Deputy Sheriff’s with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office were called to a private residence in the Pine Chapel community shortly after 8 p.m. in response to a reported home invasion.
When deputies arrived, they found Alcantar, described as “incapacitated,” inside the home. Freeman had been chased into nearby woods by a group of armed neighbors.
The Cruelty to Animals charge stemmed from Alcantar striking the victims’ dog with a baseball bat during the struggle as the animal attempted to protect its owners.
Alcantar and Freeman were taken into custody late last week and remain in Gordon County Jail.