Burglar to serve 51 months in prison for armed home invasion

Published 10:33 am Friday, June 10, 2011

An Austin man who was involved in an armed home invasion in February was sentenced to 51 months in prison Thursday in Mower County court.



Chany Paul Anade, 21, was convicted of first-degree burglary with a dangerous weapon and second-degree assault. One charge of first-degree aggravated robbery and a firearm violation were dismissed when Anade took a plea deal.

Two other men allegedly involved in the burglary — Kevin Michael Lyke, 20, and Ochudho Jamal Ojulu, 21 — pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the home invasion. Both men entered not guilty pleas to aggravated robbery, burglary with a dangerous weapon and second-degree assault on Thursday.


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The home invasion took place around 11 p.m. on Feb. 27, when police received a report of a small group of men breaking into a house in the 800 block of Eighth Avenue SW. According to court documents, an adult in the home told police one of the men had a shotgun.

The men demanded money and marijuana, and when they were unable to find either, they took a cell phone and a laptop.

The suspects’ trail grew cold until April 12, when one of the victims told police she recognized a suspect from a


March shooting as one of the men from the February burglary.

Police investigated, and found that a shotgun shell from the February burglary was identical to the shells from the shooting. Lyke’s shoe prints also matched at both scenes, according to a court complaint.

When officers spoke with Lyke, he admitted he and Ojulu Obang Onyongo, 20, were involved in the February incident. Lyke told police the target was a “marijuana dealer” and the men brought two guns.

Police questioned Anade, who said he was in jail the night of the robbery, although he had been released days before the incident. He continued to deny involvement, saying he didn’t have “time to go out and rob anybody.”

The next day, police questioned Anade again, and he admitted to being involved. He told police they took two shotguns to steal marijuana, and left with a cell phone and a laptop.

According to the court complaint, the men returned to someone’s apartment at the old Downtown Motel after the robbery. Lyke and Onyongo were arrested March 29 at the motel in connection with the March 28 shooting.

Anade was convicted of second-degree aggravated robbery Feb. 25 in an unrelated incident.

Lyke and Ojulu are scheduled to be in court for their jury trials beginning August 29.