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Second suspect admits part in home invasion

Published October 27. 2010 05:00PM

The second of four persons charged in connection with a home invasion incident in Lansford entered a guilty plea in Carbon County court on Tuesday.

Justin Scott Nahf, 21, of Dublin, Bucks County, pleaded to one count of robbery, as a felony two, before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Nahf was charged in connection with an incident that occurred on Dec. 18, 2009, at the home of Derek Hunsicker, of E. Snyder Ave. Also charged in connection with the incident were Ryan K. Dillman, 23, his brother, Jarred Dillman, 20, both of Palmerton, and Joshua Barlip, 19, of Lansford.

According to police the four forced their way into the home about 9:24 p.m. Hunsicker told police he was home with his brother, Rick, 23, and a cousin when he heard a knock on the front door. He said when he looked out the window he saw Barlip holding a gun that was pointed at him. He and his brother and cousin ran to the basement. Barlip and the three other defendants came into the home.

Hunsicker suffered an injury to the head when he said he was struck by the gun by Barlip. Hunsicker testified at a preliminary hearing in the case that Nahf asked him where "money and drugs were."

Nahf told police at the time of his arrest that he did not have a gun but admitted having a baseball bat.

Ryan Dillman pleaded guilty on Aug. 31 to robbery, as a felony two, and was sentenced by Serfass to serve one day less one year to one day less two years in the county prison.

Because of an extensive prior criminal record, Serfass deferred sentencing Nahf and ordered the adult probation office to prepare a presentence investigation report. Nahf is currently being held in the county prison on the charge and other detainers.

Barlip was scheduled to enter a guilty plea yesterday but the case was continued at the request of his defense counsel.

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