Man sentenced for armed robbery at Joplin home

Man sentenced for armed robbery at Joplin home

A Jasper County Judge sentences Bradley D. Powell, 22, of Joplin, for an armed robbery at a home in May. Powell entered a plea deal in the case.

The crime happened on May 8th, 2019 on the 1800 block of S. Indiana. Police arrived after getting a call about a shooting. They arrived and saw the front door of the home kicked in.

The victims say after they heard the door being kicked in, a masked intruder entered, demanded money, fired a gun inside then left. No one was injured.

Authorities say the victims identified the suspect by his voice and other circumstances as an acquaintance.

Police arrested Powell for a misdemeanor Joplin Warrant. The Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office charged him with first degree robbery, first degree burglary and armed criminal action.

As part of the plea agreement, the robbery and armed criminal action charges were dropped.

On Monday, November 25th, a judge sentenced him to a suspended seven years for burglary (Class B felony). Powell was placed on supervised probation for five years.

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