Hopkinsville Man Pleads Guilty To Graves Home Invasion
One of the two Hopkinsville men charged in connection with a February home invasion in Graves County has been sentenced to life in prison as a part of a plea arrangement. Graves Circuit Judge Tim Stark handed down the sentence against Richard Phipps after Phipps entered guilty pleas to charges of Murder, Robbery, Burglary and Wanton Endangerment.
Phipps, along with James Kirby, also of Hopkinsville were charged with forcing their way into the home of Richard and Sharon Jett, in an attempt to steal guns and money. Richard Jett later died after being shot during the home invasion.
Edwin Russell, of Elkton, is charged with Complicity to Murder, Burglary, Robbery, and Wanton Endangerment for allegedly planning the crime.