Horne found guilty of robbery, battery

By The Mercury

A man accused in a 2012 home invasion was found guilty, the jury announced Saturday morning.

A jury convicted Levertis Horne of four of the six charges against him.

He was found guilty of two counts of attempted aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery for shooting Chase Cargile in an October 2012 incident.

The jury found Horne not guilty on two counts of aggravated robbery. Prosecutor Barry Disney said this was because the jury did not feel that prosecutors proved that Horne actually got away with stolen property. The retrial began Monday after Horne’s initial trial in the case ended with a hung jury last year. The trial was delayed for two days earlier this week because of weather.

The jury deliberated for around five hours beginning at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Disney said.

Horne was accused of invading the home of Cargile and his roommates, Andrew Johnson and Tyler Sweet, in October 2012. Horne entered the home and demanded drugs. Johnson had recently returned from Colorado with marijuana that he intended to sell.

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