NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man was sentenced to 15 years behind bars Friday after a jury found him guilty of stealing a laptop, television, and jewelry from his next door neighbors home.
Marvin Xavier Porcher, 47, was found guilty of burglary in the first degree after a two day trial in Charleston.
According to Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, Porcher sports a long rap sheet dating back to 1988. He was previously convicted of six burglaries, receiving stolen goods, giving false information to police, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, petty larceny, and unlawful use of a vehicle.
Wilson says Porcher was on probation at the time of the recent burglary.
According to a release, Porcher was caught in North Charleston with the stolen laptop and some of the jewelry. When asked why he had his neighbor' stolen items, Porcher gave varying accounts to police.
Porcher was also facing two charges of breaking and entering motor vehicles, which he pled guilty to after the jury returned its guilty verdict.