Horry County man sentenced to 18 years in prison in Loris area home invasion

troot@thesunnews.comFebruary 7, 2014 

The third man in a home invasion near Loris was sentenced to 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty this week, according to the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Troy Gibson, 22, of Longs pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and armed robbery before Circuit Court Judge Markley Dennis, who sentenced him to 18 years in prison on each charge, according to a news release. Gibson must serve more than 15 years of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Police charged Gibson and two other men, Maurice Morris, 22, of Longs and K’Shawn Morris, 20, of Flagpatch, in connection with the home invasion robbery in December 2012 at a Loris area home, according to authorities. During the robbery, the victim’s vehicle and other personal property were taken.

Police took the men into custody after they saw the stolen vehicle and chased them.

Maurice Morris and K’Shawn Morris were each sentenced to 10 years in prison for their roles in the incident and they must each serve 8.5 years before being eligible for parole.

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