UPDATE: Sentencing soon for Wisconsin man in home robbery

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UPDATED: Monday, August 11, 2014 --- 4:56 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A 24-year-old Wisconsin man convicted of four felonies in connection with a February home invasion and assault of a couple will likely be sentenced in two months.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Eric D. Bass of Madison faces up to 40 years of combined prison and extended supervision on each of two robbery charges and up to 60 years on each of two sexual assault charges.

Bass and three other men mistakenly entered a home owned by a sleeping couple instead of a man they were told kept large amounts of cash in his house.

The man was beaten and his pregnant wife was sexually assaulted. The four men then took off with electronics and credit cards.

Bass pleaded no contest Aug. 6 to conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery and two counts of being a party to first-degree sexual assault.

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UPDATED March 21, 2014 --- 3:31 p.m.

The man and woman involved in a violent home invasion on Madison's east side are sending a message, thanking the community.

Six people are charged in the case. The suspects had apparently targeted another home and hit the couple's home on Quincy Ave. by mistake. Madison's interim police chief calls it one of the most heinous crimes he has ever seen.

Police released an update on the couple Friday. The couple wants the community to know mom, dad and their unborn baby are doing as well as can be expected and are healthy.

The husband and wife say they sincerely appreciate the genuine kindness extended to them by the community.

At this time they are not requesting monetary contributions and have not authorized any initiatives.

However, if you would like to write a card or letter of support, there is now an address you can send them to.

Friends of Quincy Avenue, c/o Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave., Madison, WI 53715.


UPDATED March 11, 2014-- 6:15 p.m.

All six people involved the home invasion appeared in court today, and the 15-page criminal complaint was released.

Kristopher Hughes, Michon Thomas, and Eric Bass, all in their 20s, are the three accused of actually breaking into the home, charged with first degree sexual assault, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

The criminal complaint describes the things police say they did to the married couple. Over an hour, they pistol-whipped and strangled the man, made the woman-- who is six months pregnant-- take her clothes off and perform sexual acts on them as they threatened to kill her. They then stole their money, phones, and numerous electronics.

The three others, Efemia Neumaier, DeAndre Mayweathers, and Demarco Mallit, were involved with the planning and theft.

The plan, set up by Neumaier, was to rob a man she believed was known to carry a lot of cash, but they mistakenly broke into the wrong house.

Mayweather's mother was in court today who said she didn't know how her son got caught up with these people.

The bail set for the six suspects today ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

The family of just one of the suspects, DeAndre Mayweathers, was in court today. His mother said she didn't know how her son got caught up with these people.


UPDATED Monday, March 10, 2014 --- 2:56 p.m.

Madison Police say six people have been arrested as officers investigate a violent home invasion. Police say the suspects were targeting a home, but went to the wrong address and victimized an innocent couple.

The crime happened at a Quincy Ave. home around 4:00 in the morning on February 23rd.

Three armed suspects forced their way into the home and battered both victims. Police say several of the suspects sexually assaulted the female resident, who was six months pregnant.

The suspect took several items from the home. They were inside for about 40-50 minutes. After they left, the victims tried to contact neighbors to call police, but they ended up having to walk to a local business to call 911.

Several items were taken from the home, most of which have been recovered.

The following people have been arrested in the case:

Efemia A Neumaier, age 21, Madison
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery

DeAndre L Mayweathers, age 23, Madison
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery

Demarco D. Mallit, age 22, Madison
Aiding a Felon, Theft

Kristopher J. Hughes, age 20, Madison
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Armed Robbery (PTAC),
1st Degree Sexual Assault - 6 counts (PTAC), Substantial Battery while Armed.

Michon A. Thomas, age 22, Madison
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Armed Robbery (PTAC),
1st Degree Sexual Assault - 6 counts (PTAC)

Eric D. Bass, age 23, Madison
Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Armed Robbery (PTAC)
1st Degree Sexual Assault - 6 counts (PTAC)


Posted Monday, February 24, 2014 --- 2:21 p.m.

Madison Police arrested two suspects in a home invasion. A couple was violently robbed Sunday morning, and officers say the criminals intended to rob a different house but hit the victims' home by mistake.

The home invasion happened at an address near the 3200 block of E. Washington Ave. around 6:00 a.m. Officers are not releasing specific details about the location in order to protect the victims.

The man and woman tell police several men forced their way into their home, demanded money and assaulted them.

While canvassing the neighborhood, police tentatively identified two suspects. They are in custody on unrelated charges.

Detectives are looking to identify other suspects. Anyone with information should call the Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.

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