A 29-year-old Hampton man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, November 5 for a 2011 Furman house burglary.
At the conclusion of a trial, jurors convicted Ivan Williams of first-degree burglary.
Just after midnight on June 27, 2011, a woman returned to her home on Savannah Highway to find two men in her home attempting to steal items. The men ran off, but she recognized them from the neighborhood and could definitively identify one of them.
Using that information, the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office was able to put together a photo lineup in which the victim was able to pick out Williams as one of the two men inside the home. He was arrested in January 2012.
The case was prosecuted by assistant solicitor Randolph Murdaugh.
Judge Michael G. Nettles handed down the sentence. By law, Williams must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole.
Source: Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office press release.