Alleged victim faces charges for plotting home invasionA South Range man facing charges for robbing convenience stores in Superior has been accused of setting up an armed home invasion robbery in July.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A South Range man facing charges for robbing convenience stores in Superior has been accused of setting up an armed home invasion robbery in July.
Michael Eric Terry, 22, faces one count felony robbery with use of force as a party to a crime and one count obstructing an officer. The criminal complaint was filed in Douglas County Circuit Court on Wednesday, two days after Terry failed to make a court appearance on the convenience store charges. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
According to the criminal complaint:
Terry was one of three people in the home on the 1100 block of Hughitt Avenue when it was robbed by Donald Lee Battle and Trent William Anderson. Battle and Anderson knocked on the door, and when it was opened, rushed in yelling. One of them pulled out a gun, according to the complaint, and ordered Terry and another male to the floor. A female at the home was ordered to go into a bedroom during the robbery. Battle and Anderson took items from the men’s pockets and a living room table, including sunglasses, keys, an iPhone, a wallet and cell phone, then exited the home and tried to get the other victim’s vehicle. When the car alarm sounded, they ran off.
Battle and Anderson have been sentenced for their roles in the robbery. When questioned by Superior Police Detective Joe Krieg, Terry admitted to talking with Battle a few days before the incident about robbing the other male victim because that man owed Battle money. He also said that some of the items taken in the burglary were returned by Battle. The female involved wrote in a statement that she heard Terry and Battle joke about ripping off the male victim a few days before the incident.
Terry is also facing charges of armed robbery and misdemeanor theft for convenience store robberies in February and March, and unrelated charges of delivery of heroin and possession of narcotic drugs.