Lake Charles man pleads guilty to home invasion - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles man pleads guilty to home invasion

Joshua Jermaine Plumber. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department) Joshua Jermaine Plumber. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The 27-year-old Lake Charles man accused in a 2012 standoff and hostage situation was in state district court Tuesday morning.

Joshua Jermaine Plumber pleaded guilty to home invasion and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison without the benefit of parole for the first 10 years.

Before Plumber was taken out of the courtroom, Judge Michael Canaday told him, "Hopefully when you get your freedom, you will learn to make better choices... but this one's going to cost you."

Authorities said Plumber got into a fight with his girlfriend, fired multiple shots in the street and held three adults and three children hostage in a Denise Street home. No one was injured during the four-hour standoff.

He was originally charged with home invasion, aggravated battery, illegal use of dangerous instrumentalities, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and six counts of false imprisonment.

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