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Robbers sentenced in Elkhart home invasion

Jayzahn Creel (Elkhart Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Jayzahn Creel (Elkhart Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Earl Hogan (Elkhart Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Earl Hogan (Elkhart Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Two men will each spend more than 30 years behind bars for an Elkhart robbery from July of last year. 

Authorities say four people broke into a home on West Jackson Blvd. wielding a gun.  Two women and two young children were inside.  The victims were taken hostage, attacked, and threatened.

Police arrested two adult men, Jayzahn Creel and Earl Hogan.  There were two juveniles also arrested, a 15 and 16-year-old who remain unidentified.

The Elkhart County Prosecutor says at the sentencing hearing, one victim addressed the Defendants saying they had "put a face to the Boogeyman and made him real," for the children.

The Court sentenced Earl Hogan to 38 years in prison and 22 years of probation.  Jayzahn Creel was sentenced to 35 years in prison followed by 17 years of probation.

The two juvenile defendants plead guilty but have not been sentenced yet.

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