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Man gets 15 years for home invasion robbery

Published:   |   Updated: August 15, 2013 at 09:10 AM

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BROOKSVILLE - Kenneth Trout, 26, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for his role in a December 2012 home invasion robbery.

Judge Anthony Tatti signed off on the plea deal, which included multiple cases and charges of home invasion while armed, possession of a firearm by a felon, grand theft, driving with a suspended license and possession of paraphernalia. Trout pleaded no contest to the charges in exchange for the 15-year sentence. He has already served 243 days.

Assistant State Attorney Rob Lewis said on Dec. 16, 2012, Trout, a co-defendant Nathaniel Walker and third unidentified person went to Edward Alt's Duffield Road residence to try to sell him a sawed-off shotgun. Court documents show the men ordered Alt to the ground, tied him up with a belt and took multiple firearms from the victim, as well as his wallet.

Alt later identified Trout by his "distinctive tattoos," Lewis said. Court documents also show Trout photographed the stolen firearms on his phone.

Trout also was charged with grand theft for stealing a 2012 Nissan Versa from a rental company. The car was reported stolen in Pasco County in late November and found abandoned and damaged. In the center console was a bottle of Bud Light, and two of Trout's fingerprints were lifted from the beer bottle.

Also in December 2012, Trout was seen on surveillance video at a South Broad Street laundromat taking four video cameras off the wall, valued at $1,500. Lewis said Trout was also stopped while driving with a suspended license last year.

Trout previously served time in prison from June 2009 to May 2010 on two counts of fleeing a law enforcement officer.

Lewis said the state was pursuing charges on Trout as a habitual felony offender.

This was Trout's last pre-trial appearance before a trial was set later this month, according to court documents.

Walker will be sentenced on Sept. 17, according to court documents.

Boston, 55, was charged with two counts of uttering a forged instrument in June 2012. Prosecutors allege Boston forged the documents necessary for him to run for Brooksville City Council.

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