Charleston County man gets 20 years for assaulting estranged wife

Michael Anthony Glover was sentenced to 20 years in prison for breaking into his estranged wife house, tying her up and beating her.

A man who broke into his estranged wife’s house, tied her up with a belt and beat her was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

A Charleston County jury on Wednesday found Michael Anthony Glover guilty of first-degree burglary, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and kidnapping, according to the 9th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Circuit Judge Roger Young sentenced Glover to 20 years. He must serve 85 percent of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Glover broke into the house on Timber Street Nov. 23, 2010, disabled the phone and waited until his wife returned home to attack her, according to prosecutors. He tried to force her to drop a stalking charge previously filed against him. He ran when he heard a noise. He was arrested the next day with a pair of his estranged wife’s underwear.

Assistant Solicitor Jessica Baldwin praised the woman for testifying.

“She took a stand and let everybody know that she was not going to allow this person to torment her anymore,” Baldwin said.