A Nashville man who was part of a group that terrorized a 10-year-old boy and forced him into a closet during a 2013 home invasion was convicted Wednesday.
Lorenzo Vaughn was one of four people charged in the January 2, 2013 home invasion that occurred at a residence on Ryan Allen Circle in Nashville.
According to investigators, Vaughn pulled a gun on the boy, put a hand over his mouth and forced him into a closet after he opened the door.
The boy’s mother was upstairs bathing her younger children during the home invasion and was unaware of what was going on downstairs.
The burglars got away with an iPad and attempted to take a television before leaving the home.
The 10-year-old boy alerted his mother of the crime after the men left the home.
An alert neighbor who saw part of the crime called police, providing them with a description of the getaway car. The suspects were taken into police custody and later admitted they had targeted the wrong home.
Vaughn is charged with aggravated robbery, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and theft, among other charges.
His co-defendants, Shannon Birdsong, Michael Kelly and DeAngelo Spears have pending cases. Their trial dates have not been set.
Vaughn will be sentenced August 22.
- Jan. 2, 2013: 10-year-old forced into closet during home invasion