Four people who planned and carried out a violent home invasion in search of marijuana have received their prison sentences.

What Were the Details of the Home Invasion?

The last of four suspects in this case, Derek DaPrato, received his sentence in Portland on Tuesday for charges that stemmed from a home invasion in York, Maine in August of 2019. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine, four men met in Hooksett, New Hampshire to plan the home invasion of a York residence. The goal was to steal marijuana and marijuana sale proceeds from the man who lived there. They traveled to the Maine home and two of the men donned masks and armed themselves with handguns before waiting in the woods for the victim to come home.

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Was Anyone Hurt?

When he arrived, the victim had two other people with him. The suspects jumped the trio and a violent altercation ensued, during which a firearm was discharged and a bullet struck the victim in the lower abdomen. Two co-conspirators fled the scene.

When police arrived about 15 minutes later, they had the victim rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery to remove a .45 caliber bullet from his lower abdomen.

Who Are the People Involved in the Case?

The four people sentenced in this case include:

  • Derek DaPrato, 35, of Hooksett, New Hampshire, who was sentenced to 144 months (12 years) in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. DaPrato pleaded guilty on December 28, 2022.
  • Jason Candelario, 34, of New Hampshire was sentenced to 175 months in prison.
  • Luis Carpio, 33, of New Hampshire was sentenced to 120 months in prison.
  • Andrew Soboleski, 30, of New Hampshire was sentenced to 96 months in prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI, in conjunction with the York Police Department and the York County Sheriff's Office.

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