MYRTLE BEACH — A Myrtle Beach man, who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in a fatal crash in the city last year, was sentenced to five years in prison, according to court records.
Eugeny Pavlovich Bolotov, 29, of Myrtle Beach was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, but Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman suspended that sentence upon Bolotov’s completion of five years in prison, according to Horry County court records. Bolotov was given credit for the time he has served since his arrest on Dec. 10, 2012, and he was ordered to pay court costs.
Bolotov pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the death of his passenger, 26-year-old Sergey Kharlamov, who died in the two-vehicle crash that occurred about 1 a.m. Dec. 9, 2012, in the area of U.S. 501 and Robert Grissom Parkway.
Myrtle Beach police said Bolotov got out of the vehicle and ran away before authorities arrived, but he was taken into custody about 3:30 a.m. that day in the same area where the crash occurred.
Police said Bolotov was driving on U.S. 501 when he ran through the red light at Robert Grissom Parkway and his vehicle was struck on its passenger side by another vehicle. Kharlamov died at the scene of the crash.
Bolotov has been held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center since his arrest on $750,000 bond.
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