Emmanuel Callwood, 34, was sentenced to 8 to 10 years in state prison today following his conviction on charges he stabbed a man in the lobby of the victim's apartment building,, then took his keys and dragged him up and down a hallway trying the keys to find his apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Callwood, a Roxbury resident, on Friday on charges of home invasion and armed robbery and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the DA's office reports.
According to the DA's office, Callwood was in the lobby when the victim entered his Island View Place apartment building in the Harbor Point development in Dorchester on March 29, 2015.
The man stabbed the victim with a knife and robbed him in the building’s foyer. The man then dragged the victim down the hallway while using the victim’s keys to attempt to open apartment doors until finding the victim’s unit, prosecutors said.
Once inside the apartment, the armed intruder forced a second victim who was present in the apartment to fill a bag of valuables and electronics. During the course of the home invasion, the victims fought against the intruder and both suffered stab wounds; one victim retrieved a kitchen knife in self-defense. The assailant was cut during the altercation before fleeing.
Boston Police responded to the scene and collected evidence, including the knife with the intruder’s blood on the blade. Boston Police criminalists produced a DNA profile from the blood evidence and entered that profile into the Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS. In June 2016, the DNA profile was matched to that of Callwood, who had been required to submit a DNA sample as the result of a prior felony conviction.