SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) -- Elliott Baumgardner, 21, was sentenced to 48 years in prison for a home invasion in 2010, John J. McCarthy the State's Attorney for Montgomery County announced.
In January 2010, Baumgardner entered a home located at the 200 block of Paula Lynn Drive in Silver Spring. Court documents indicate that numerous black males and one Hispanic male knocked on the door and said they had a search warrant.
The men eventually forced their way into the home, bound the victims and robbed them at gun point, according to police reports.
"To hold them at gun point after declaring [themselves] as the police with a search warrant is patently offensive on its face and morally undermines the faith in law enforcement," McCarthy said.
A jury convicted Baumgardner, of Hyattsville, Md., of one count of 1st degree burglary, four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, and one count of conspiracy to rob with a dangerous weapon.