The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on February 26, 2019, Circuit Judge Brantley Clark, Jr., sentenced Antwain Chapman to 15 years in the Department of Corrections. Chapman was sentenced as a Prison Releasee Reoffender.
Chapman was previously found guilty as charged of Burglary of a Dwelling by a Bay County jury on January 16, 2019. Evidence presented at trial demonstrated that the victim, who was the Defendant’s former brother-in-law, saw the Defendant on his way to work, and knowing that he had just gotten out of prison, attempted to help the Defendant by providing him clothing, money, and a place to stay for the night. However, after the victim left for work, the Defendant returned to his residence, kicked in the door, and stole some items out of the victim’s home. Surveillance video captured the Defendant walking away from the victim’s residence with a pillowcase stuffed with the victim’s belongings. The jury deliberated for 48 minutes before returning a verdict of guilty as charged.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Peter Overstreet and was investigated by the Panama City Police Department.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.