Teen gets 15 years for Spartanburg crime spree

Eric Jordan Harper

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A Spartanburg teenager has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to several charges related to a crime spree in late July and early August of 2017.

17-year-old Eric Jordan Harper pleaded guilty to armed robbery, two counts of burglary, two counts of petty larceny, shoplifting, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, resisting arrest with assault.

Harper was sentenced to 30 years suspended to 15 years for the armed robbery, weapon, and property crimes charges and 10 years suspended to five years probation for the resisting arrest charge.

Harper shoplifted from All Stars Pawn Gold and Pawn on John B White Sr. Boulevard on July 21. He then burglarized the same business on July 23 and July 26. Police used surveillance video to connect him to the crimes, according to the solicitor’s office.

On August 6, Harper used a BB gun to rob a woman at the SC Credit Union on Camelot Drive, taking $100 and the woman’s purse.

Officers responding to that robbery noticed a suspicious person in the parking lot of Jason’s Deli and chased that person – later identified as Harper – into the Home Depot parking lot at Dorman Centre where he was arrested.

Harper must serve 85 percent of his 15-year sentence before he is eligible for release.

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