Allen Matt, 31, Duralde Highway, pleaded guilty after the District Attorney’s Office amended his charges from armed robbery, theft, false imprisonment, home invasion and unauthorized use of a moveable to first-degree robbery.
After his plea, Judge Alonzo Harris sentenced Matt to nine years without probation, parole or suspension.
Matt was charged along with Gerald J. Matt, Jr., 28, and Drakeeno Mitchell, 21, both of Eunice.
The crime occurred May 1, according to case records, and detectives caught their first break in the case when a man told them he had bought some guns from a man working at the La. 13 South Chevron.
It was determined the weapons were allegedly stolen in the May incident and the man who sold them told investigators he had been asked to do so by Mitchell, who lived in nearby apartments.
At one point, records reflect, Allen Matt led detectives to the site where a safe taken from the house had been dumped.
Following Allen Matt’s plea, the case against Gerald Matt, Jr., scheduled for trial before Judge Donald Hebert, was dismissed by the DA’s Office without prosecution.
Gerald Matt, Jr. was captured sometime after the other defendants were arrested.
He was reported at the time to have said he would not go back to prison.
He was located hiding in a mobile home on La. 13 South in Eunice in September 2010 and taken into custody after the trailer was surrounded by police and sheriff’s deputies.
Jury selection in the case against Mitchell is scheduled in Judge Ellis Daigle’s court on Oct. 3 and 10.