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Elyria man gets five-year prison sentence in home invasion

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    Jermaine McCullum Jr.



ELYRIA — An Elyria man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a 2016 home invasion in Elyria.

Jermaine McCullum Jr., 22, of Middle Avenue, pleaded guilty last April to charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and attempted felonious assault, according to the court docket. The sentencing of McCullum had been continued several times, according to court records.

On Monday, McCullum was sentenced to five years by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski, according to the judge’s office.

The other men involved in the 2016 incident, all relatives of McCullum, all have been sentenced to prison for their roles. Tyvez McCullum was sentenced to four years in prison in December, Terrell McCullum was sentenced to 11 years in prison and Terrance McCullum was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Police said that Jermaine McCullum, Terrell McCullum and Terrance McCullum entered a Midview Crossings townhouse through an unlocked door and tried to rob Lonnie Williams on Sept. 30, 2016. A woman and three girls also were in the apartment at the time.

Tyvez McCullum was accused of helping plan the robbery.

The men targeted Williams because they believed he had money in his apartment, police said.

Williams fought with the robbers and was shot in his left forearm and right shoulder blade by Terrell McCullum and was stabbed in the abdomen by Terrence McCullum, police said.

Jermaine McCullum was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery, felonious assault and attempted burglary in January for allegedly shooting a man in the foot in an unrelated incident Dec. 11. That case is still pending, according to the court docket.

This story has been edited to reflect the following correction: The number of years in the prison sentence was initially incorrect. McCullum was sentenced to five years.

Contact Scott Mahoney at 329-7146 or Follow him on Twitter @SMahoneyCT.

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