Kokomo man involved in armed robbery sentenced to 43 years

Kris Kanable

Kokomo man found guilty of committing armed burglary of a Lafayette home in 2016 was sentenced on Wednesday.

Posted: Jan. 3, 2018 4:31 PM
Updated: Jan. 3, 2018 4:31 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Kokomo man found guilty of committing armed burglary of a Lafayette home in 2016 was sentenced on Wednesday.

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Court documents say on May 6, 2016, 27-year-old Kristopher Kanable and three other men approached a home on New Castle Road in Lafayette.

After knocking on the door a house sitter answered. Kanable then pointed a gun at the sitter and entered the home with the others.
Once inside, the victim was tied up while Kanable and the other men stole firearms, electronics, and cash from the home. The house sitter’s vehicle was also stolen from the garage.

The three co-defendants in the case were Xzavier Jordan, who was previously sentenced to 21 years with the DOC, Brenton Hoppes and Jason White, both of whom were scheduled for sentencing in November.

Kanable has been sentenced to a total of 43 years with 37 being served in prison and six years on probation.

A full list of charges in the case are below:
• Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Level 2 Felony (10-30 years)
• Burglary with a Deadly Weapon, Level 2 Felony
• Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Level 3 Felony
• Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Level 3 Felony
• Confinement with a Deadly Weapon, Level 3 Felony
• Theft, Level 6 Felony
• Theft, Level 6 Felony
• Auto Theft, Level 6 Felony
• Theft, A Misdemeanor
• Unlawful Use of a Firearm, sentencing enhancement (5-20 years)

Kanable's criminal history includes the following:
• 2009 – Resisting Law Enforcement, Operating While Intoxicated, Tippecanoe County (conviction)
• 2009 – Burglary, Howard County (conviction)
• 2011 – Public Intoxication, Howard County (conviction)
• 2014 – Unlawful Sale of Precursor, Howard County (conviction)
• Pending – Battery against Public Safety Official, Tippecanoe County

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