Gunman gets lighter sentence in home invasion

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Chiefland man gets total of 10 years

By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

The last man to be sentenced in the armed home invasion of a residence outside Williston in February was given a total of 10 years time as arranged with the state attorney's office.
Hillary Henderson, 20, of Chiefland, who pleaded guilty to a charge of armed home invasion and being a convicted felon in possession of a gun, was given seven years in prison on the first charge to be served after serving a minimum 3 years on the gun charge.
It was Henderson, according to the 81-year-old resident's caretaker, who pointed a gun in her face that night and threatened her while demanding information on the location of a safe, money and drugs.
Henderson broke into the home with the caretaker's son, Craig Pitts, 20, of Morriston, and another friend, Stefan Lernard Lattimore, 26, of Gainesville. The two were sentenced in June to 10 years in prison followed by five years probation by 8th Judicial Circuit Judge David A. Glant.
The maximum sentence for the armed robbery home invasion charge is 30 years and a $10,000 fine.

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