Harrisburg man gets up to 56 years for Lower Swatara home invasion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Harrisburg man convicted of robbing an elderly Lower Swatara Township resident during a home invasion last year will not be eligible for parole until he is nearly 66 years old, and he will have to live to the age of 93 to be released from state supervision.

Shawn A. Stewart, 38, was sentenced Monday to 28 to 56 years in state prison.

Stewart and two unknown accomplices in January 2014 forced their way into a home in the 2200 block of Georgetown Road, ordered a 71-year-old man to the floor at gunpoint, covered his head, and tied his hands behind his back.

Prosecutors said Stewart specifically targeted the home while he was in an intimate relationship with the victim’s 39-year-old daughter, who lived there with her children, because he wrongly believed a large amount of money was hidden in the house.

The intruders left the home with only a suitcase from an upstairs bedroom.

Stewart was found guilty in June on all charges including robbery, burglary, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment, simple assault, theft and multiple counts of conspiracy.

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