A North Charleston man with a history of burglaries was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday after being convicted of breaking into a neighbor’s home, authorities said.
A jury found Marvin Xavier Porcher, 47, guilty of first-degree burglary after a two-day trial and less than an hour of deliberation, according to the 9th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
Porcher’s criminal record dates to 1988, and includes convictions for six previous burglaries, receiving stolen goods, giving false information to police, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, petty larceny and unlawful use of a vehicle. He was on probation at the time of this offense, according to the Solicitor’s Office.
Circuit Judge Deadra Jefferson sentenced Porcher to the minimum 15 years from a range of 15 years to life on the burglary conviction.