Duluth man gets jail in home invasion robberyA Duluth man will spend nine months in jail and five years on probation for his part in a Superior home invasion robbery that took place in July.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Duluth man will spend nine months in jail and five years on probation for his part in a Superior home invasion robbery that took place in July.
Donald Lee Battle, 25, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court on Thursday to an amended count of theft of movable property from a person, a class G felony. He was sentenced to five years of probation and nine months jail with Huber release granted for work and school. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, submit a DNA sample and have no contact with the victims.
Judge Kelly Thimm gave Battle extra incentive to successfully complete his probation. He imposed and stayed a seven-year sentence, four years in state prison and three years extended supervision.
One count of armed burglary was dismissed. Battle also pleaded no contest to an unrelated charge of possession of marijuana and was sentenced to one day in jail. A second man, Trent William Anderson, 21, of Superior, pleaded no contest in February to felony theft and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges stemming from the July 22 home invasion, which took place on the 1100 block of Hughitt Ave.
According to the criminal complaint: Anderson and Battle knocked on the back door of the residence. When the people inside opened the door, the men rushed into the home.
Anderson pushed a female at the residence into the bedroom and closed the door. Two males victims were ordered to the floor and at least one had a gun held to their head by Battle. Various personal items were removed from the victims including a wallet, cell phones, identification cards and car keys. Anderson and Battle then left the residence and opened the door of one of the victim’s vehicles to look for more things to steal. The car alarm went off and the suspects fled.