An 18-year-old District teen was sentenced to seven years in prison for the November burglary and attack of an elderly Chevy Chase woman.
In February, Tyran Mcelrath pleaded guilty to the Nov. 7, 2012 robbery of the home of an 81-year-old woman in the 3500 block of McKinley Street NW. Prosecutors said Mcelrath broke into the woman’s home through a basement window while the victim was on the second floor listening to music. Police said Mcelrath stole the woman’s computer and some loose change from her purse. When the victim confronted Mcelrath, police said he then punched her repeatedly in her face until she lost consciousness.