Lincoln County District Attorney Daniel Hooge said the two suspects in custody for the home invasion and assault at the Atlanta Farms appeared in Meadow Valley Justice court on Monday and waived their right to a preliminary hearing.
Edwin Stevenson II, 28 and Aaron Jacobson, 32, both of Pioche, pled guilty to the charges filed against them.
Joel Davis, 28, also of Pioche, who was involved in the incident, “is presently on the run,” Hooge said. A warrant for his arrest has been issued.
The incident occurred March 9 at the Atlanta Farms north of Pioche off U.S. 93.
Sheriff Kerry Lee reported earlier the three men went to one of the apartments at Atlanta Farms looking for 22-year Tristan Hewitt of Pioche. A verbal altercation ensued resulting in Stevenson “striking Hewitt in the head with a length of pipe.”
According to investigating deputies witnesses reported, “The victim then pushed Stevenson out into the hallway, and closed the door. Stevenson then located a piece of pipe, returned to the apartment, kicked in the door, and struck the victim, and fled the scene.”
Deputies reported Stevenson and Jacobson were identified by witnesses, and Davis was identified through the department’s investigation.
Stevenson pled guilty to home invasion, destruction of property, assault with a deadly weapon and battery. Jacobson pled guilty to a gross misdemeanor of conspiracy to commit home invasion. Both are still being held at the Lincoln County Detention Center.
Hooge said both men will still have to enter pleas in District Court before Judge Gary Fairman which he expected could possibly be April 20. A date for sentencing will likely be 60 – 90 days thereafter.
Assistant District Attorney Franklin Katschke said Stevenson could receive 1-6 years in state prison.
Jacobson could receive a sentence of up to one year in jail. He was also convicted in late March for a Category B felony charge of eluding a police officer which may also bring a prison sentence.