Man convicted of attempted murder in 2015 Webster home invasion

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A jury has convicted a man arrested for a home invasion in Webster in 2015.

Travis Hill was found guilty on charges of attempted murder, burglary, robbery, attempted robbery, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

In November 2015, prosecutors said Hill and another man entered a home on Lake Road in Webster, ambushed the homeowner, Thad Swift, and entered the home.

Inside, Hill’s counterpart, Michael Earlsey Jr., robbed Swift’s wife while Hill remained outside and fired multiple shots at Swift. Prosecutors say Hill ultimately hit Swift with his gun and stole money.

Somehow, prosecutors say Thad Swift was able to make it back inside the house where he found his wife being held at gunpoint by Earlsey. Swift sprayed Earlsey with pepper spray and Earlsey ran from the home. He was arrested the next day.

Hill went on the run and wasn’t taken into custody until this past May.

Both suspects have now been convicted and will both be sentenced in November.

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