Livingston man avoids prison in connection with home invasion

Livingston man avoids prison in connection with home invasion
Carson Smith

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - A Livingston man has pleaded guilty for his part in connection with allegations he and three others broke into a home in Indian Springs in September and kidnapped and assaulted a man.

Carson Mahoney Smith pleaded guilty Monday and accepted a 10-year deferred adjudication sentence.

A press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office stated that the kidnapping and assault occurred on Sept. 20. Eventually, the alleged victim was able to break free from his captors, and he made his way through a wooded area to a home off of Richardson Road.

According to the press release, the alleged victim was taken to CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for assault-related injuries and later released.

While he was at the hospital, the victim told detectives that three men and a woman entered his home by force and stole several items before they forced him into a vehicle, the press release stated. The man was allegedly bound with tape and assaulted by the suspects before he managed to escape.

Court records show Christopher Dorn and Dalton Wells' cases have been disposed and the case against a woman originally arrested in the incident has been dismissed.

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