A 19 year old Spartanburg man has been sentenced to a prison term that is longer than he's been alive. The 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office says, Chardricus Rice pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of armed robbery.
Prosecutors claim that Rice and the victim had become friends, as the victim lived near Rice's grandmother and the two shared an interest in guns. Court records show, that the charge stems from an incident in September of 2020, when Rice went to the victim's to borrow some ammo.
Rice then returned moments later claiming he had dropped some money inside the home. When the victim opened the door and Rice and two other men rushed inside. One of the perpetrators pulled a gun on the victim, who was pistol whipped when he tried to escape. Rice then took a bag of guns and fishing equipment from the home.
When Rice was arrested he was found with ammo that matched the caliber of one of the stolen guns. None of the guns taken in the incident have been recovered, to this day. Rice has been sentenced to serve 20 years in the South Carolina Department Of Corrections.