A Lincoln man has been sentenced to 22 to 30 years in prison for his part in a home-invasion robbery.

At a bench trial in January, Joseph R. Delle, 33, was found guilty of two counts of second-degree assault, robbery and use of a deadly weapon.

Lincoln police arrested him early April 13 after they found him running from the scene of the crime with part of a bloody bat and a container of marijuana in his pocket, according to an affidavit for Delle's arrest.

Police said the victims said two men, armed with a bat, knife and gun, forced their way into the house, beat them up and hit them with a bat. One shot through a back window.

Delle told police he was jumped by a man while walking past the house near 48th and O streets and that the fight ended up in the house where someone pulled a knife on him.

Lancaster County District Judge Susan Strong sentenced him Tuesday.

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