Beaufort County siblings sentenced in unrelated crimes

Carla Griffin
Carla Griffin

BEAUFORT, SC (WCSC) - A pair of Burton siblings were sentenced to prison Thursday for unrelated crimes the pair committed.

Carla Griffin, 31, was convicted of unlawful neglect of a child and sentenced to three years in prison followed by three years of probation.  Griffin gave her 3-year-old child a mixed alcoholic drink in March of 2010.  That drink, combined with medication the child was taking, landed the child in the hospital with breathing problems.

Later Thursday, Griffin's brother, 37-year-old Kevin Griffin, pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a series of burglaries that occurred in December 2009 and March 2010.  Kevin Griffin was sentenced to nine years in prison.

In the last of the burglaries, a high school girl came home and found Griffin in her house on March 11.  Griffin fled the scene, and the Beaufort County K-9 Tracking Team led investigators back to Griffin's home where deputies were already in the process of executing a search warrant in Carla Griffin's case.

Kevin Griffin was found to be in possession of jewelry from a robbery the night before.  Deputies also found goods stolen in the December burglaries in Griffin's house.

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