Casa Grande man sentenced to seven years in case involving armed home invasion

(FLORENCE, AZ) - A Casa Grande man has been sentenced to seven years in prison relating to an armed home invasion in the City of Maricopa.

On June 5th, 2023, Pinal County Superior Court Judge Jason Holmberg sentenced Freddie Madrid, 43, to seven years in the Arizona Department of Corrections to be followed by a term of probation.

Madrid pled guilty to Burglary in the First Degree, a Class 2 non-dangerous Felony, and Aggravated Assault, a Class 3 non-dangerous Felony.

In December 2022, the Maricopa Police Department responded to a home for a call of a home invasion robbery. The victim was inside the home when he noticed someone trying to open the doorknob. When the victim opened the door, two men with guns entered the home. Later, the victims were able to identify one of the men as Madrid, who they reported pointed a rifle-type firearm at one of the victims and ordered him to lie on the ground.

One of the victims was able to leave the home and ran to a neighbor's house to seek help. At this point, Madrid and the second suspect, identified as Kristofer Thornhill, left the home and hopped into a waiting vehicle. Responding officers were able to locate Madrid and Thornhill in a Ford Excursion after it left the scene.