Two of three suspects in Muscatine home invasion plead guilty
MUSCATINE — Two of the three suspects arrested after a home burglary in Fruitland in June have pleaded guilty and will serve jail sentences, according to the Muscatine County Attorney’s office.
Devin Ganzer, 21, pleaded guilty to 2nd degree robbery and 1st degree burglary for his role in the crime. His plea agreement calls for him to serve a prison term not to exceed 35 years. He will be eligible for parole after seven years.
Lance K. Moeller, 25, pleaded guilty to the same offenses as Ganzer, as well as a new charge of tampering with a witness. He admitted to using harassment in an attempt to encourage a witness to not cooperate with the investigation. He was sentenced to a term not to exceed 37 years. He also will be eligible for parole in seven years.
Charges against the third suspect, Paige Frantz, remain pending.
“I am very pleased with this outcome,” said Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren. “This was a serious crime which had a high risk of physical harm to the victim. To invade a person’s home and steal by force is a terrifying and brutal crime. The Muscatine Police Department did an outstanding job investigating this case. Their great work is why we were able to get such a great result in court. I would particularly like to complement the work of the lead investigator on this case, Det. Joe Roseman.”