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Reynolds Pleads Guilty In Lenawee County, Mich.

Trey Reynolds

Trey Reynolds

Trey Lee Reynolds, 20, who has had addresses in Archbold, Fayette, and Defiance, has entered guilty pleas to charges stemming from an Oct. 4, 2011, home invasion in Adrian, Mich., the Adrian Daily Telegram newspaper reported.

He pled guilty to charges of unarmed robbery, second-degree home invasion, and felonious assault.

Sentencing is set for Thursday, Dec. 6, in Lenawee County Circuit Court.

Reynolds was part of a four-man crew that broke into the home of an Adrian couple. One was armed with a rifle; another, with a knife. They took $140 in cash and a gold chain.

The victim pursued the getaway vehicle with his personal auto. During a high-speed chase through the city, the home invaders fired shots at the pursuing victim, striking the auto but causing no injuries.

The victim broke off the chase when he determined it was no longer safe to continue.


One of the four, James Paul Nation, Napoleon, the driver, was arrested in Archbold, Oct. 28, 2011, at the Stamm Street apartment of Travis Beiswenger.

When police arrived, Beiswenger said Nation was not in his apartment, and denied access to officers.

However, officers reported smelling marijuana smoke coming from the apartment, and said they were coming in. Beiswenger granted them permission to enter at that time.

Once inside, officers found Nation, a 9mm semi-auto handgun, body armor, and what was believed to be a hand grenade.

Nation was turned over to Michigan authorities.

The Telegram reported Nation was given a five- to 15-year prison term for unarmed robbery, plus concurrent terms of up to five years for felonious assault and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Beiswenger was sentenced in April to 20 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, plus two years of community control.


Raziel Ernesto Guerrero, 19, Napoleon, identified by Michigan authorities as a member of the home invasion crew, was sentenced to six to 15 years in prison for unarmed robbery, the Telegram reported.

Octavio Kristopher Delao, 19, Perrsyburg, was identifi ed as the man who fired the gun during the chase. The Telegram reported he was given a two-year prison sentence, on top of a sentence of five to 15 years.

The two-year term is a mandatory sentence for felony firearm possession; the remaining time was for guilty pleas to a reduced charge of unarmed robbery and felonious assault, the Telegram reported.


Reynolds has run afoul of the law before.

In April 2011, he entered a guilty plea to a charge of aggravated assault in Fulton County Common Pleas Court.

That stemmed from an Aug. 1, 2010, incident in which Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Reynolds “caused or attempted to cause physical harm to an Archbold man by means of a deadly weapon.”

In January 2011, Reynolds led Williams and Defiance county sheriff deputies and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase through the two counties.

Among the citations he accumulated during the chase included a citation for traveling 100 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.

He was serving a sentence from Fulton County when he was prosecuted in Michigan.– information courtesy the Adrian Daily Telegram, written by David Pugh

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