Billings Man Sentenced for Home Break-In

(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

A Billings, Montana man who was charged for his role in breaking into a home in Sheridan County last year was sentenced in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan Thursday. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Last year, on the morning of December 8, Gregory Medicine Horse and three other unidentified individuals entered the home of John Bocek in northern Sheridan County. Medicine Horse and the three co-defendants were armed and entered the residence by shooting the main door to the home. The perpetrators stole cash and firearms from Bocek and tied him up before they fled the scene.

According to court documents, Medicine Horse was arrested in Billings on January 29 following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle. He was later extradited to Sheridan County where he was charged with Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Burglary. Per terms of a plea agreement with the State where the defendant pleaded guilty to the charge of Aggravated Burglary, District Court Judge John Fenn sentenced Medicine Horse to 6 to 10 years in prison with 262 days credit for time served and ordered him to pay over $6,600 in restitution and various court fees.

The three co-defendants have yet to be apprehended, and the case remains under investigation.

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