Man sentenced to prison for Seward Co. home invasion robbery

Lawrence Joe White

A man who authorities say terrorized and robbed a girl and her mother in their rural Milford home has been sentenced to prison.

Lawrence Joe White was sentenced Monday to 40 years in prison for robbery.  White was accused of holding a girl and her mother captive in their Seward County home in August of 2010.  He locked them in a closet before taking off in the family's SUV.

White was arrested in December by the Nebraska State Patrol after a short pursuit near Holdrege.  Investigators say White was selling guns out of a stolen van in Phelps County.