Charleston man convicted of violent home invasion dies after prison fight

Updated: Jan. 28, 2021 at 3:01 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A Charleston man who was convicted in a violent 2012 Beaufort County home invasion has died following a fight with inmates at a South Carolina prison.

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Corrections said 32-year-old Jamin Anderson died at a hospital following a fight with other inmates at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville.

SCDC authorities are investigating the case along with SLED.

Anderson was serving a 15-year sentence in connection to a home invasion on St. Helena Island in 2012. Anderson along with five other people were arrested for the crime.

A man and his mother told investigators that five suspects armed with guns and assault rifles broke into their home and restrained them with duct tape. Deputies say at one point the man was pistol whipped on the head and transported for his injuries.

The sheriff’s office said the suspects stole a TV and a cell phone, then left in the woman’s van which they then abandoned several houses away.

During a chase, two of the suspects bailed out of the van and three others were captured in the vehicle, according to a report.

Anderson was convicted for first-degree burglary, kidnapping, armed robbery, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, criminal conspiracy and a firearms provision.

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