ROCKVILLE, MD. -- A Baltimore man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in a 2015 home invasion and robbery of a Germantown, Md. home.
Kevin Darnell Carroll, 47, was sentenced on Thursday after being convicted in a jury trial.
Prosecutors said it began at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, where Carroll, and other unknown suspects, were watching gamblers to see who was winning big. They picked a Germantown man and placed a GPS tracker on his car to learn where he lived.
Prosecutors said this happened the night of November 11, 2015 and know this because that Germantown man was also being followed that night by a private investigator. The investigator was hired by the man's wife to follow him, because she was concerned about gambling and adultery.
Prosecutors said when the investigator went to place a GPS tracker on the man's car, he noticed another tracker already on there. He moved the first tracker to another spot on the car and a short time later filmed video of Carroll searching the car, unsuccessfully, trying to find the GPS tracker he had placed on it.
Prosecutors said on November 17, 2015, Carroll and another man followed the couple's son, 21, and daughter, 14, into the family's Germantown home, as the two returned from dinner. The parents were not home at the time.
The suspects, wearing ski masks and armed with handguns, zip tied both children. The daughter also had duct tape placed on her mouth, while Carroll took the son at gun point and forced the son to show him where money was kept at the house.
Prosecutors said DNA evidence on the duct tape and the GPS tracker on the husband's car led them to Carroll.
However, prosecutors added that they still do not know who the second suspect was and are asking anyone with information to contact the Montgomery County Police.