SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A 58-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty in a home invasion that happened at a Summerville home last year.
The First Circuit Solicitor's Office says Carl Chaplin was convicted in Dorchester County on Thursday for first-degree burglary and two charges of kidnapping in a home invasion that happened on Dec. 3, 2011 at a home on Cone Lane.
The jury deliberated for an hour before returning a verdict of guilty on all three charges.
According to court officials, Chaplin recruited two people go to the victim's home where the two co-defendants held the victims at gunpoint and tied their hands behind their backs.
Authorities say the co-defendants were armed with rope, a shotgun, masks and gloves, all of which were provided by Chaplin.
Chaplin drove the two co-defendants to the scene and then pulled around the corner to act as a lookout. After the home invasion, Chaplin drove the co-defendants from the scene where they went to split the proceeds of the crime.