Wilbert Banks, Jr., photo courtesy Virginia Beach Police.
Updated: Thursday, 13 Sep 2012, 9:07 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012, 9:58 PM EDT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for a 2011 Virginia Beach home invasion.
Macie Pridgen with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office says Wilbert Antonio Banks, Jr. was found guilty June 6 for his role in a home invasion in which Banks and two men entered an Indian Lakes neighborhood home in September 2011, yelled, 'Police!' and ran away once officers arrived. Pridgen says Banks had jumped out of a second-story window when he was apprehended.
Banks was found guilty on three counts of abduction, armed burglary, two counts of attempted robbery, wearing a mask in public, conspiracy and five counts of use of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to Pridgen, Banks' previous convictions include receiving stolen property, possession with intent to distribute between .5 ounces and 5 pounds of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, public intoxication, failure to appear in court and multiple violations of probation.
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