One of the co-defendants in the "Mr Football" home invasion case will be spending some time behind bars as part of a plea deal.
20-year-old Seth Obermiller was sentenced to seven years in prison as part of his plea agreement to testify against former two-time Ohio Mr. Football award winner Erick Howard according to the Canton Repository.
Obermiller pleaded guilty November 3rd to felony charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and kidnapping with two counts of firearm specifications. Last week 20-year old Michael Taylor, who prosecutors say served as a lookout during the alleged robbery was sentenced to three years of probation. He too has agreed to testify against Howard.
The two will testify against the man they say had a role in a home invasion that took place at a North Canton apartment complex in August. Police accused both Howard and Obermiller of tying up a couple and robbing them. Howard is also accused of sexually assaulting the woman.
The one-time University of Akron recruit is facing charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, rape and kidnapping that could result in a 41-year prison sentence if convicted. Howard has entered a not guilty plea an is currently in the Stark County Jail on bond of $250,000.
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