Chesterfield, SC - CHESTERFIELD, SC (WMBF) - Thee Hartsville men were sentenced Thursday for a 2009 burglary spree and home invasion in Chesterfield, according to Assistant Solicitor Adam M. Foard.
Derrick Parran, 26, LaQuan Johnson, 21, and Rickey Goodson, 21, were sentenced on three counts of burglary, one count of assault, and one count of grand larceny for the January 2009 crimes.
Parran and Johnson were each sentenced to 15 years on each count of burglary (two of which are violent), five years concurrent on grand larceny, and five years consecutive for assault with intent to kill. Goodson was sentenced to 15 years on each count of burglary, five years concurrent on grand larceny, and a consecutive 10 years suspended to three years incarceration followed by four years probation for assault of a high and aggravated nature.
Parran, Johnson, and Goodson were charged after the three conducted a series of burglaries in the Highway 145 area of Chesterfield County. After targeting two homes where the homeowners were away and stealing various items including firearms from the second house, the three defendants encountered a homeowner at a third home.
Foard said the homeowner armed himself upon hearing them enter his home and survived unharmed after a shootout between him and the defendants. Parran sustained a minor injury during the shootout, leaving his blood at the scene.
Other DNA and non-forensic evidence also linked the co-defendants to the burglaries.
Investigation by the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Department, the Darlington County Sheriff's Office, and the State Law Enforcement Division ultimately led to the three arrests in mid February 2009.
"The length of these prison terms are more than justified by the facts in this case," Foard said. "Given the violent nature of the actions of the defendants, society is best served by having them incarcerated for an extended period."
Parran and Johnson were sentenced under statutes that are classified as violent and serious. A conviction for three serious crimes triggers South Carolina's mandatory life without parole sentencing requirement.