VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — One of five suspects charged in a 2016 home invasion incident has been found guilty of burglary charges.
WAVY’s Erin Kelly reports Rashawn Stanley was found guilty of statutory burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary in connection to a home invasion.
A judge dismissed robbery and gun charges against Stanley in a bench trial Wednesday afternoon.
Stanley was arrested in July of 2016, along with Angel Lynn Desiree Young, Jenna Lee Wilson and Isaiah Thomas Marks. A juvenile who was later convicted as an adult, Keshuan Trower, was also arrested, according to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.
Police said last year they used a K-9 officer to track down the suspects.
According to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office:
- Young pleaded guilty to a gun charge, conspiracy, and robbery
- Marks pleaded guilty to robbery, armed burglary, conspiracy and use of a firearm
- Wilson is scheduled to appear in court on July 11 on a conspiracy charge
- Trower pleaded guilty to burglary, robbery, and a gun charge
Stanley is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 12.
The judge granted Stanley a $1,500 bond and ruled he can have no contact with his co-defendants.
He said Stanley knew what was going on that night and was the getaway driver. Defense attorney Eric Korslund said his client never went in the house.
“His account was that he went to the victim’s house to try to get some marijuana or help somebody else get some marijuana and he had no idea that there was guns involved. He had no idea that there was going to be a robbery or an armed burglary,” Korslund said.
He was optimistic about his client’s sentencing.
“Based on the charges, the fact that there’s no record, it’s probably going to be somewhere around probation or close to probation. In addition to that, he’s already served roughly seven months. By law, he gets credit for all that time, so I think there’s a very good chance he may not receive any active time,” Korslund said.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Adam Lantz told WAVY News that the judge’s verdict was consistent with the evidence.