CHIPLEY — A Marianna man was sentenced in connection with a January 2011 home invasion, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.


The sentence follows a July 2012 conviction by jury trial for the home invasion at a residence on Rock Hill Church Road.



 Orinthid Jabbar Hayes, 31, of Garden Apartments in Marianna was sentenced to 30 years in the Department of Corrections for his January 2011 arrest on home invasion robbery with deadly weapon charges, according to the sheriff’s office report.



Hayes forced his way into a residence on Rock Hill Church Road on Jan. 11, 2011, at 12:30 a.m.  During the home invasion, the assailant attacked the homeowner and took almost $3,000 in cash. After the assailant left the home, the victim got into his vehicle and chased the Hayes’ vehicle until he lost contact with him, according to the report.



Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigators tracked Hayes to the Garden Apartments in Marianna and ultimately gathered enough evidence to charge the him with the home invasion.



Hayes was arrested was on charges of burglary of occupied dwelling, home invasion and grand theft.



“Apprehension of Hayes was one piece of a large puzzle. Sentencing was the final piece,” said Sheriff Bobby Haddock. “This process is an intricate collaboration between our agency and the State Attorney’s Office.  The success of the sentencing is a direct result of our commitment to not only the initial arrest, but the totality of justice being served on behalf the victims.”



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