Jeff Smith 6 p.m., Feb. 27
Plea Deals in O'side Home Invasion Robbery
Four men accused of attempting a home-invasion robbery made plea deals today, in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse.
Andrew Phan Le, 24, and Hung Manh Tu, 40, and Thanh Hoai Ho, 38, and Phuong Bui, 37 all pleaded guilty to felony charges. They will be sentenced on different dates in late September.
Andrew Phan Le pleaded guilty to knowingly aiding and harboring and concealing a principal after the other committed a felony; Le expects to get a 4 year prison term when he is sentenced on September 21.
Hung Manh Tu pleaded guilty to possession of meth, and expects to be sentenced to time already served plus probation on September 27. He is currently at liberty.
Thanh Hoai Ho and Phuong Bui both admitted burglary of an inhabited house and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury on an elderly woman; both men expect to get 5 years in state prison, on September 26.
Oceanside Police said two of the men forcibly entered a home on Bliss Circle the afternoon of July 4, and shoved an elderly woman to the floor, and attacked her 28-year-old grandson with a screw driver. But the grandson, identified as Jackie Do, reportedly had martial arts training and fought the men off, and chased the invaders away.
Oceanside Police reported that Hung Tu was the get-away driver, and Andrew Le was a passenger in the vehicle.
Prosecutor Patrick Espinoza negotiated the plea deals.
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