by Sam Clanton
FORSYTH, Mo. – A man from Hollister pleads guilty to a felony charge of first-degree burglary stemming from a home invasion last year.
Thirty-four-year-old Robert Grant entered into a plea agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office, capping his maximum sentence at 15 years in prison.
Grant and his young nephew reportedly broke into a home on Texas Avenue in Hollister during the early morning hours of April 10th, 2015. According to Prosecutor Jeff Merrell, the burglars awakened the homeowners, and Grant struck one of them in the head with his fist.
Merrell says the homeowners exercised restraint and held Grant at gunpoint until officers arrived on scene. He says they would have been well within their rights to shoot the burglars.
Grant was charged as a prior and persistent felony offender, due to having at least two previous felony convictions. He is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing on June 10th.