FARMINGTON -- Three men who police said were involved in a home invasion in North Salt Lake have entered not guilty pleas to their charges.
Andrew Glenn Crowe, 43, of Price, appeared in 2nd District Court on Wednesday and entered not guilty pleas to one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; two counts of theft, second-degree felonies; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and, possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.
Another hearing for Crowe is set for March 20.
The other two defendants, AJ Robert Ford, 28, of Price and Jarrod Anthony Baty, 30 of Salt Lake City, also entered not guilty pleas to their charges on Jan. 30. Ford has the same charges as Crowe and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 27 and is being held in the Davis County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bail.
Baty is charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class B misdemeanor. He also appeared in 2nd District Court on Wednesday for a pretrial conference. Another hearing has been set for Baty for Feb. 27.
Police said the three men showed up at a North Salt Lake house shortly before midnight on Jan. 10 and one of them pointed a gun at the occupants.
According to a probable cause statement filed in 2nd District Court, police arrested the three men within minutes after getting a 911 call about an assault.
The residents in the home told police that they let the three men in but then Crowe "started attacking a guy (another resident) on the couch, punching him," according to the probable cause statement. The three men then took a flat screen TV, Playstation, three cellphones, a laptop and a rifle BB gun from the house.
Police found all the items in the truck, as well as a black pellet handgun that matched the description of a gun Crowe was holding when he attacked the resident inside the house, according to the court document.