Jury Convicts Local Armed Intruder

A Bay County Circuit Court jury Tuesday convicted Duong Thanh Ho of attempting to rob a Callaway woman in her home.

Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Hawkins showed jurors during the two-day trial that Ho, 22, of 3115 E. Eighth St., forced his way into the home of Reinagee Moculski the night of Sept. 19, 2011.

He held a knife to Moculski’s throat and demanded money, but Moculski was able to escape and ran from the house screaming for help.

Ho was convicted as charged of burglary of an occupied dwelling with a battery or assault while armed. Circuit Judge Dedee Costello scheduled sentencing for Feb. 18. Ho faces a maximum of life in prison.