Saluda Co. man sentenced to life in prison following 2017 home invasion

Saluda Co. man sentenced to life in prison following 2017 home invasion

A Saluda County man has been sentenced to life in prison in connection to a home invasion last March.

Abin Lowman, 40, was convicted Monday of first-degree burglary, armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping and criminal conspiracy. Authorities say Lowman and three others tied up a couple and robbed their home in the Persimmon Hill Golf Course community in March of 2017.

Lowman, of Edgefield Co., allegedly broke into the home, detained the two residents, bound their hands together and held them in separate rooms before ransacking the home. Investigators previously arrested a second man in connection to this crime but he was cleared of charges

Lowman allegedly took several items from the home and stole the residents' car. The car was later found via the manufacturer's built-in GPS in Aiken County.

Charges are still pending against the three others involved in the home invasion.

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