|Derek Baxter Emmett|
Derek Baxter Emmett, 49, was convicted on eight counts related to the terrorizing and abuse of his mother, 80 year-old Barbara Emmett and her husband, 78 year-old Harry Swink. He was sentenced to 15 years but must serve a minimum of four years.
An investigation into the case was launched in May of 2015 and Emmett was arrested a short time later.
|Harry Swink & Barbara Emmett|
Police say Derek Emmett would frequently break in to the couple's home and demand money.
Emmett also assaulted two investigating detectives and was arrested for felony obstruction.
Emmett accepted a plea deal Thursday by agreeing to the following charges:
2 counts of elderly exploitation
2 counts of elderly abuse
2 counts of burglary
1 count of felony obstruction
1 count of criminal damage to property-2nd degree
Emmett is not eligible for parole.
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