Lafayette man sentenced after burglary

Martell Williams (Photo Provided)
Martell Williams (Photo Provided)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man gets a 12 year sentence after pleading guilty to burglary.

Prosecutors said 23-year-old Martell Williams went inside a couple’s Lafayette home in September of last year. They said a woman was inside and saw Williams attempting to take a vase of change and a cellphone from a bedroom.

Officials said Williams ran from the home, but was later arrested on Sixth Street.

Williams is sentenced to four years behind bars and eight years on probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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