4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 UPDATE: A sentencing hearing was held in Fayette County for two men who were convicted for multiple felony crimes. Bryan Keith Allen, 30, and Michael Ray Hodge, Jr., 20, both of Oak Hill were tried in December for a home invasion which happened in August 2017.
When the crime happened, Allen was released on bond from a high speed chase along Route 19. He was running from a crash at the intersection with Appalachian Drive.
Allen was sentenced to serve 63 to 70 years in prison for attempted robbery, fleeing assault and conspiracy. Hodge will serve 80 to 100 years in prison for attempted robbery, malicious assault, and conpiracy.
3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 UPDATE: A man who is facing sentencing in a home invasion case has pleaded guilty in another investigation. Just two weeks before Bryan Allen broke into a home in Fayetteville, he admitted he was in a police chase with Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oak Hill Police.
On Tuesday, Feb, 5, 2019, Allen pleaded guilty to a felony charge of fleeing from a police officer in a vehicle causing bodily injury. Allen admitted he was driving at speeds of more than 100 MPH while fleeing from police on Aug. 14, 2017. That chase ended when he hit a truck at the intersection of Route 19 and Appalachian Drive. The driver of the truck he collided with had to be cut from the vehicle. During Allen’s plea hearing, he told the judge he was drunk at the time.
Allen faces three to 10 years in prison for the fleeing charge. He will be sentenced on Feb. 26, 2019. During that hearing he will also be sentenced on charges from a home invasion robbery that happened on Aug. 28, 2017.
ORIGINAL STORY: Two Fayette County men were found guilty in a violent home invasion.
Bryan K. Allen and Micheal R. Hodge Jr., both of Oak Hill, were convicted of conspiracy, attempted robbery, and assault during the commission of a felony.
Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney, Larry Harrah, said Hodge was also convicted of malicious assault, and Allen was convicted of unlawful assault.
On August 28, 2017, Hodge and Allen, and two other people, attempted a robbery at a home on Needmore Valley Road in Fayetteville. During the incident, Angelina Jones Pyatt was shot and beaten, and one of the accomplices was also shot.
Both Hodge and Allen face a minimum of ten years for attempted robbery, one to five years for conspiracy, and two to ten years for assault during the commission of a felony. Hodge faces an additional two to ten years for malicious assault, and Allen faces an additional one to five years for unlawful assault.
Their sentencing is scheduled for February 6, 2019. Read original story here.