Man pleads guilty to Dorchester Co. burglaries

Man pleads guilty to Dorchester Co. burglaries

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A judge sentenced a 41-year-old man who pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree burglary in Dorchester County.

William Henry Strickland, IV, pleaded guilty Thursday and received a sentence of 35 years on each of the charges concurrent, according to First Circuit Senior Asst. Solicitor Donald Sorenson.

A concurrent sentence means all five of the 35 year sentences would be served over the same span of time, not back-to-back.

Dorchester deputies investigated the burglaries which occurred over a month-long period dating back to April and May, 2013, court records state. Strickland had three prior convictions for second-degree burglary, according to a release from the solicitor's office.

Strickland Strickland's trial was scheduled to begin next week, Sorenson said.

Copyright 2014 WCSC. All rights reserved.