Crime

He missed his trial. The evidence presented in his absence led to his conviction.

BRANDON CHILDERS
BRANDON CHILDERS Contributed by the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office

A Conway man was convicted of burglary on evidence presented at a trial in his absence this week in Horry County, according to 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.

Thirty-three-year-old Brandon Childers was tried in his absence and convicted of first-degree burglary by an Horry County jury, said Seth Oskin, an assistant solicitor, who along with Tyler Bratton, prosecuted the case for the solicitor’s office.

Circuit Court Judge Larry B. Hyman presided over the trial and imposed a sealed sentence for when Childers is located, Oskin said.

In South Carolina, first-degree burglary is punishable by a sentence of 15 years up to life in prison.

On the night of Aug. 14, 2016, Childers broke into his former girlfriend’s home located in the Murrells Inlet area, and took several items that included televisions, cash, and a gun, Oskin said.

Emily Weaver: 843-444-1722, @TSNEmily

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