Peorian Changes Plea in Home Invasion

Published 07/17 2014 11:08PM

Updated 07/17 2014 11:16PM

The second of three men, rounded up in connection with a series of home invasions in Peoria and Peoria County last year, changed his plea to guilty Thursday to home invasion of a well known Peoria attorney and awaits sentencing. 21 year old Blair Johnson entered the negotiated plea late Thursday and the prosecution agreed to ask for no more than 40 years in prison when Johnson is sentenced in September. Meantime, a co defendant, 22 year old Stefan Crayton is also awaiting sentencing for his role in the crime after he recently pleaded guilty to residential burglary. The pair, along with 43 year old Perry Rosetto were charged last year following a series of crimes which terrorized Peoria neighborhoods. Johnson admitted being part of the home invasion of well known Peoria attorney Doc Halliday in Weaver Ridge. Authorities believe the suspects had no connection to the victims but picked their victims by watching their homes. Police say they have recovered some of the stolen items. Crayton will be sentenced next week. Meantime, Rosetto , who plans to represent himself, is facing more than 40 charges and goes on trial in September.

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