A 20-year-old Hagerstown man was ordered Tuesday by a Washington County Circuit judge to serve six years in prison for a February home invasion.
Circuit Judge John H. McDowell ordered John Derek Hays, of 1425 Kensington Drive, to serve 15 years in prison but suspended all but six years of that sentence on a first-degree burglary conviction. He ordered Hays to serve five years of supervised probation upon his release from prison.
On Feb. 27, 2006, at about 8 p.m., Hays and co-defendant Mark Milson Moore forced their way into Catrina McClintock's Hagerstown apartment armed with handguns, charging documents state. A handgun was stolen in the home invasion, police said.
McClintock, 22, told McDowell on Tuesday, "I'm half terrified to open doors now ... The fear I have is just ridiculous for what they've done to me."