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Man sentenced for his part in home invasion

Isaiah James Gray, 21, of Bagley, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony first-degree burglary. A second charge of felony first-degree burglary was dropped in a plea agreement.

According to court records, Gray was one of two men who broke into a Becker County home and threatening residents with a gun in the early morning hours of Dec. 15, 2016.

At 5:45 a.m. that day, the second man told Gray he had to take care of some business in White Earth. Gray drove him to a home where he picked up a shotgun, and then drove him to a residence on County Road 21.

Three adults were in the house at the time, and the second man allegedly entered and struck one of the people in the house with the shotgun, and took a cell phone. Gray stayed in the van and watched for police, and the two fled out a back window of the home when tribal police arrived. Police followed their footprints in the snow to another residence, and the two men were found in an apartment there.

On Aug. 17, Gray appeared before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced him to 58 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed 20 years.

He was ordered to serve 366 days in jail, with credit for 366 days served. He must pay a $1,000 fine and $1,160 in court fees and complete a long-term Teen Challenge chemical dependency treatment program. He was placed on supervised probation for 20 years.