Walterboro burglar gets 25 years
WALTERBORO – A 26-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday, February 26 for breaking into a Walterboro home while a family slept and stealing thousands of dollars of electronics.
At the conclusion of a daylong trial, jurors convicted Halden Hollman of one count of first-degree burglary.
On the night of August 30, 2012, Hollman broke into a home on Woodland Terrace while a couple and their grown children slept. He stole a television, computer, music device and a small amount of cash.
Based on evidence recovered from his home, Hollman 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. “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 and several additional cases against Hollman are still pending.
“In this case, the reality of what Hollman did is very scary,” Knight said. “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.”
Judge Perry M. Buckner handed down the sentence.
By law, Hollman must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.