Updated: Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012, 11:22 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012, 6:41 PM EST
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A man facing a 19-year prison sentence and awaiting charges in Chesapeake for separate crimes was found guilty by a Beach jury Tuesday.
According to Macie Pridgen with the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, 20-year-old Tyquine Rahmer Lee was found guilty on charges of statutory burglary, armed robbery, conspiracy and two counts of use of firearm.
The jury recommended Lee, who was sentenced last month to 19 years in prison on similar charges in Norfolk court, serve 34 years in connection with a home invasion in Virginia Beach.
Pridgen says Lee and a female co-conspirator planned a home invasion at the Victoria Place Apartments, a senior citizens complex on the evening of Oct. 13, 2011. Lee's co-conspirator lied on the ground, pleading for help. An elderly woman answered her door at which point Lee knocked the door open, demanded money and pointed a gun at the victim.
Lee and his co-conspirator got away with about $100 in cash. As the couple were leaving, they threatened the victim's life if she went to police about the incident.
Just 11 days later, both suspects were involved in a police chase regarding unrelated crimes in Chesapeake and Norfolk. When he was arrested, Lee admitted to the Oct. 13 invasion and robbery.
Lee is awaiting sentencing in Chesapeake court on charges of malicious wounding, seven counts of armed burglary, nine counts of use of firearm, two counts of possession of a sawed off shotgun, wearing a mask and two counts of credit card larceny.
Lee's co-conspirator is expected in court Dec. 19 to face charges of statutory burglary, armed robbery, possession of a sawed off shotgun and conspiracy.
Lee will be sentenced for the Oct. 2011 invasion in March 2013.
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