Halden Hollman, 26, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Feb. 26 for breaking into a Walterboro home while the family was sleeping and stealing thousands of dollars of electronics.
At the conclusion of the daylong trial, Hollman was convicted of one count of first-degree burglary.
Hollman broke into a home on Woodland Terrace on Aug. 30, 2012 while a couple and their grown children slept. He stole a television, computer, music device and a small amount of cash from the home.
Based on evidence that authorities recovered from Hollman's home, he is suspected of carrying out numerous other burglaries and car break-ins throughout the area.
"When the police searched his home, they found a Circuit City, but with much cheaper prices," said assistant solicitor Steve Knight of the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office in a press release. "He had every electronic device you can imagine and would sell the items he stole."
The Walterboro Police Department was able to return some of the stolen items. Several additional cases against Hollman are still pending.
"In this case, the reality of what Hollman did is very scary," Knight said in a press release. "There were people sleeping in that house. I am glad we put a stop to his enterprise before someone got hurt or more people were victimized in such a nightmarish manner."
Hollman must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.
Friday, May 24 2013 7:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:57:32 GMT
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