Columbia, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Kaycee White, 22, of Camden, South Carolina, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for kidnapping, carjacking, robbery, and firearm offenses.
Evidence presented to the court showed that White was responsible for a home invasion and armed robbery in Kershaw County in April and May 2016. During the home invasion, White entered a home with a sawed-off shotgun, held residents at gunpoint, and forced them into their vehicle. Once in the vehicle, White forced the victims to drive him to an ATM, where he demanded that a victim withdraw money and provide it to him. Fortunately, White left the scene after receiving the money and none of the victims were physically harmed.
Approximately two weeks later, White robbed a gas station located in Camden. During the robbery, White entered the station and held the clerk at gun point with a sawed-off shotgun, threatening to kill the clerk if he did not receive money. Ultimately, the clerk provided money to White and White ran from the store.
On January 10, 2018, White pled guilty to Kidnapping, Carjacking, Hobbs Act Robbery, and Use of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence. Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson sentenced White to 240 months in federal prison, to be followed by a 3-year term of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Camden Police Department, the Kershaw County Sherriff’s Office, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Assistant United States Attorney Will Lewis of the Columbia office prosecuted the case.
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