Two men found guilty in 2017 home invasion, burglary in North Augusta
A three-day trial ended Thursday night in Aiken County after a jury found two Augusta men guilty of a North Augusta home invasion that occurred in August 2017.
Johnathan Devon Moss, 24, and Denzil Torre Jordan, 25, were both found guilty on the charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and battery, armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, court records show.
The judge sentenced Moss and Jordan to 25 years in prison, records show.
The case was prosecuted by Second Judicial Circuit Solicitors Bradley McMillan and Sam Grimes.
There is also a third co-defendant in the case, 22-year-old Keondra McKie, who faces charges connected with the incident that are still pending.
On Aug. 1, 2017, Moss and Jordan traveled from Georgia to the Breckenridge Villas on Breckenridge Drive in North Augusta, according to the report.
Solicitors said the two men were armed with guns and were able to enter the apartment with the help of a third person, who police believe was McKie.
They assaulted the victim, ordered him to strip down to his underwear, tied him up with an HDMI cable, placed a bandana over his eyes, and threatened him and his child in an effort to get PIN numbers to his debit cards; they then loaded their vehicle with the victim’s clothes, electronics and a gun taken from the home, solicitors said.
The victim was also struck in the head multiple times with a pistol while the two men discussed whether to to kill the victim and whether he was lying and would call the police, the report states.
Moss and Jordan stole nearly $3,000 worth of items from the victim, police reported.
The incident was investigated by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.
A date for McKie’s trial has not yet been set.