36-year-old Yarmouth man goes to prison for 2020 armed home invasion

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A Yarmouth man will go to prison after he pleaded guilty to his role in assaulting two children during an armed home invasion in 2020, Cape and Islands District Attorney Robert Galibois’ office announced.

Jonathan Fleischmann, 36, pleaded guilty to home invasion, firearm-armed kidnapping, firearm-armed assault in a dwelling, assault to rape, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery, Galibois’ office said in a statement released Friday.

In Barnstable Superior Court, Fleischmann was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in state prison.

At around 2:20 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2020, a girl and her boyfriend were walking home from school in Yarmouth, Galibois’ office said. When they got to her home, they met with Fleischmann, who said he was from the electric company and told her the power in her house was going to shut off.

After he walked away from her, the girl opened her home’s garage door and walked inside. She turned around to see Fleischmann behind her, wearing a ski mask on top of his head and pulling out a gun, the statement read.

He told her to go inside the house, but she tried to run out of the garage before Fleischmann grabbed her, Galibois’ office said. The boyfriend heard her screams and ran toward the garage. Fleischmann saw the boyfriend running towards them, let the girl go and Fleischmann ran down the driveway onto the street.

The boyfriend chased Fleischmann, who at one point raised his gun in the air towards the boyfriend. The boyfriend stopped running out of fear of being shot, Galibois’ office said. Fleischmann ran off.

Yarmouth police conducted a video canvass of the neighborhood and found a camera on a house near the girl’s home, Galibois’ office said. The video showed a man matching the girl’s description of Fleischmann. When she was shown a photo array on March 10, 2020, she helped police identify him.

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