Man sentenced to 22 years for home invasion plot

A second Baton Rouge man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 22 years in federal prison for his role in a home-invasion plot aimed at stealing cocaine and killing anyone who stood in the way.

U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick sentenced Christopher L. Brown, 35, to the 270-month term after he pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy with intent to distribute cocaine, possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Dick handed Brown’s co-defendant — Chris E. “Spank” Williams, 28, of Baton Rouge — the same 270-month sentence in April.

U.S. Attorney Walt Green said the investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the East Baton Rouge Parish Violent Crimes Unit, which includes the Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police.