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Sentencing Jan. 25 for suspect in local robbery

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By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com

Sentencing has been set for a Muncie man accused of taking part in a 2016 New Castle robbery.

Vincent B. Coleman, 20, Muncie, is charged with two counts of robbery and one count of criminal confinement following an alleged home invasion at a Park Avenue home in November 2016.

Two other Muncie men, Dominick J. LeFlore and Meliek Bryant, were also charged in relation to the case.

According to a report from the New Castle Police Department, at the time the incident allegedly occurred, eight people, including two juveniles, were at the home when the men allegedly robbed the home’s occupants of their cell phones, cash and other personal items.

Coleman had a hearing Jan. 2 in front of Henry County Judge Bob Witham.

The next day, Coleman’s attorney conducted a telephone pre-trial conference with Henry County Prosecutor Joe Bergacs. The two attorneys agreed to set change of plea and sentencing hearings for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

Bryant and LeFlore

Meliek Bryant was released from Henry County Jail Feb. 14, 2017 on bail.

Bryant pled guilty May 17, 2018 to aiding in criminal confinement, a Level 6 Felony, as a lesser-included offense of Criminal Confinement, Level 3 Felony. The court dismissed the pending armed robbery charges.

According to court records, Judge Witham sentenced Bryant to the Henry County Jail for two years, all of which was suspended except for time served. Bryant was also placed on formal probation for one year.

Bryant can seek to have his felony record reduced to an A Misdemeanor upon successful completion of probation.

As part of the plea agreement and sentencing, Bryant was also released from pre-trial home detention.

Dominick LeFlore was released from Henry County Jail on pre-trial release April 6, 2018 and originally scheduled to have a sentencing hearing June 28, 2018.

According to court documents, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department arrested LeFlore in early June 2018 on charges related to a separate alleged armed robbery in Delaware County.

Henry County Probation Department filed to revoke LeFlore’s pre-trial release June 12, 2018. The Henry County court issued a warrant June 13 for Dominick J. LeFlore to be held with no bond.

Following his arrest in Delaware County, LeFlore’s case in Henry County was put on hold and all pending local court dates were vacated June 29, 2018. No dates had been rescheduled as of Monday.

LeFlore’s jury trial in Delaware County is scheduled for Feb. 26, 2018.