MYRTLE BEACH — An Horry County jury convicted a 20-year-old Myrtle Beach man in connection with a 2012 burglary in the Forestbrook community, according to the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
Zachary Braxton Bullock, 20, was convicted of first-degree burglary and Circuit Court Judge Steven John sentenced him to 15 years in prison, according to J. Stephen Grooms, an assistant solicitor who prosecuted the case. Bullock must serve 85 percent of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.
Bullock also was connected to several other burglaries that occurred in the county since 2011, Grooms said. Testimony during Bullock’s trial showed that Bullock and two others burglarized homes while one of them waited in a vehicle.
Bullock was charged in those crimes, but prosecutors tried him on the burglary charge that stemmed from Jan. 12, 2012, where a home was burglarized in the Forestbrook community, Grooms said. Personal items including a .45-caliber pistol were stolen.
Police arrested the trio after a Jan. 17, 2012, burglary in Carolina Forest, Grooms said. Neighbors reported the incident and Horry County police stopped their vehicle and took them into custody.
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