A 27-year-old Norfolk man was sentence to 12 years in prison for a home invasion robbery that occurred in November 2012.
Teon Lamont Capel was sentenced on charges of Robbery, Abduction, Use of a Firearm (2 counts) and Possession of a Firearm by Violent Felon. He was sentenced to 70 years in prison with 58 years suspended, leaving 12 years to serve.
Capel pleaded guilty to the charges on November 4, 2013.
According to the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Virginia Beach, on November 21, 2012, a family including two women, two men and a 9-year-old child were inside their home in the Lake Edward area of Virginia Beach.
Around midnight, one of the men and the child left the home to go to a fast food restaurant. Teon Lamont Capel and Deron Anthony Snow were waiting outside the home.
As the man and child approached their car, Snow came out of the bushes and demanded money from them at gunpoint. The victim gave Snow his car keys and approximately $10.00.
Snow then hit the victim in the head with the gun, knocking him down as the child screamed and watched. Snow and Capel then forced the victim and child back to the home at gunpoint and banged on the front door until one of the women opened it.
Once inside the home, Snow shot the victim in the foot before forcing him upstairs. Capel stood watch over the victim while Snow demanded money from the women at gunpoint. Snow then went back to the victim and shot him again, in the leg. Before leaving the home, Snow and Capel took a purse from downstairs.
On November 12, 2014, Deron Snow pled guilty to charges of Robbery, Malicious Wounding, Abduction (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm by a Non-Violent Convicted Felon, Conspiracy, and Use of a Firearm (4 counts). He is serving 20 years in prison.
The victim was familiar with Capel and able to identify him to police.