A Hadley man will spend up to four years in state prison for his role in an Amherst home invasion in October 2016.
Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Mary Carey told 22News 27-year-old Patrick Bemben was sentenced in Hampshire Superior Court on Monday, to serve three to four years followed by four years of probation with conditions.
Carey said Bemben pleaded guilty to 10 counts in connection to the home invasion, including conspiracy to commit home invasion, conspiracy to commit armed and masked robbery, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering during the nighttime to commit a felony, use of body armor in commission of a felony, and three counts of armed robbery with a firearm.
An investigation into the incident determined that Bemben was the mastermind of what is described as a violent home invasion, which he planned over a period of several months, eventually bringing six other people into the scheme.
Bemben apparently felt slighted by the targets of the home invasion, because they would no longer sell him marijuana.
One of the victims, Jandall Boom, gave a statement, saying he has lost partial use of one of his arms after being stabbed during the incident and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Bemben will receive 86 days of credit for time served in jail before he was released on bail.