Watertown Man Imprisoned For Home Invasion

(Watertown) A Watertown man was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison Monday for his role in a home invasion. In January, a jury convicted Tommie Plummer of Armed Robbery with Threat of Force and Armed Burglary with a Dangerous Weapon both as a party to a crime.

Watertown police officers were called to a property on Louisa Street in May of 2018. A woman told police that she was sleeping when two suspects awakened her; one of them pointed a gun and demanded money and marijuana. In the following days, investigators talked to witnesses who noticed two suspicious individuals walking near the home and reviewed security footage that tied the suspects to a red pickup truck. Plummer was identified as the operator of the vehicle.

The 30-year-old initially denied involvement in the crime but later admitted that a person who lived at the home would provide him marijuana and that person shorted him in a drug deal. Plummer admitted to taking 28 grams of marijuana and $800 dollars in cash from the property. He also refused to give up the identity of the second person involved in the crime.

At sentencing, Assistant District Attorney James Sempf said this case is about an individual who invaded another’s home, restricted their movement and took money by force. He added that this is simply unacceptable in a county that values protection of the home as one of its founding principles. Plummer was also placed on extended supervision for four years.