GARNER | A Jewell man accused of robbery at a rural Hancock County party has changed his mind about pleading guilty.
A plea change hearing for Kyren-Ray Daniel Valentine, 20, was scheduled for earlier this week, but was cancelled at Valentine's request.
He is now scheduled to be tried Feb. 21 on seven counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and two counts of second-degree burglary.
GARNER | A 17-year-old pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to first-degree robbery for an inciden…
Valentine is accused of using a gun to threaten individuals at a party in July and demanding they empty their pockets, according to court records.
Co-defendant Samuel Christopher Swanson, 18, pleaded guilty last year to second- and third-degree robbery and was sentenced to 12 years of probation.
Valentine's other co-defendant, Isaiah Zion Lewis, 17, has pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree robbery and will be sentenced Jan. 23.
-- Mary Pieper