The father who was charged, along with his son, in a June 2016 home invasion in Madison, entered a guilty plea on Sept. 1 in Monroe County District Court for burglary, robbery and receiving stolen action counts. Sentencing is set for Oct. 26.

The father who was charged, along with his son, in a June 2016 home invasion in Madison, entered a guilty plea on Sept. 1 in Monroe County District Court for burglary, robbery and receiving stolen action counts. Sentencing is set for Oct. 26.

Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick said that sentencing of Michal Luntsford is at the discretion of Judge David Ash of Pike County, who was assigned the case by the Missouri Supreme Court. Charges of armed criminal act and felonious restraint was dropped. Luntsford’s son, Joshua Luntsford, faces a December trial on the charges.

Police reports state that a mother and son flagged down Monroe County Sheriff Corporal Tony Coleman, who was on traffic control in Madison, shortly after midnight on June 30, 2016, to report that they had just been robbed at gunpoint in their home.

The mother told the corporal that a man broke into the home through a window with his face covered by a dark handkerchief and armed with a handgun.

On Aug. 31, 2016, in a separate investigation, a task force that included the Monroe County Sheriff ’s Office, Missouri Highway Patrol, Randolph County Sheriff ’s office and the Northeast Missouri Drug Task Force arrested the Luntsfords following raid at their home, located at 10667 Route K in Madison. The Sheriff ’s Office reported in that officers recovered nine firearms that had been reported stolen, and that a number of items reported stolen over the past several months in at least 12 burglaries was discovered. During the raid, the police report states that Coleman observed items that he thought were used in the home invasion, including a large bag of zip ties, handkerchiefs, unspent .22 caliber round, located in Michal Lunsford’s vehicle, and he spotted a Canon camera that matched the description of the camera missing after the home invasion.

Coleman obtained a separate search warrant, which he executed on Sept. 2, 2016. Michal Luntsford remains in the Monroe County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond until his sentencing.