Man Pleads Guilty In Elmore Co. Home Invasion
Montgomery Advertiser

Ricky Dumas, 46, left, appears during a hearing in Elmore County District Court in August.
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A man charged in a brutal home invasion in Elmore County last year has pleaded guilty.

Ricky Dumas pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office.

The charges stemmed from the attack on Roy and Mary Parker, who are in their 70s, in their Friendship community home in August.

District Attorney Randall Houston has recommended a life sentence for Dumas.

Elmore County Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds will sentence Dumas on April 6, the release from Houston’s office states.

The Parkers were attacked after Roy Parker went to answer a knock on his door late at night. He told authorities a man on the porch asked to borrow money to buy gasoline. When Parker turned around to close the door, he was struck in the head with a hammer. Mary Parker then was attacked in the bedroom of the home.