A Gainesville man was charged on Wednesday by the Gainesville Police in connection to a home invasion in May.

Paul Lenard Terry, 26, entered an unlocked unit at Arbor East Apartments, located at 2335 SW 35th Place, with two other people on May 13, according to a police report. A resident of the apartment was home at the time and was pistol-whipped by one of the intruders.

The homeowner remained held at gunpoint by the intruder while Terry and the third intruder raided the apartment.

A cell phone and $300 cash were discovered as part of the stolen items from the apartment, according to the police report.

Terry’s fingerprints were found at the scene. According to Alachua County Clerk of Court records, Terry was arrested for grand theft and fleeing police in 2013.

Terry admitted he entered the apartment with intent to steal when under questioning by police, saying he went there to “hit a lick,” which means to carry out a robbery.

He was charged with home invasion robbery armed with a firearm, a felony. He remains in Alachua County Jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

Rachael is a senior journalism student and Gainesville native. When her hands aren't covered in flour from making pasta, she's writing about crime, food or traveling.