A Taylors, South Carolina man was sentenced to fifteen years in the custody of the S.C. Department of Correction (SCDC) this week after pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection with a 2017 home invasion/ armed robbery.
Zachary Warren Cantrell, 20, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to first degree burglary, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, safecracking and grand larceny, according to a news release from the office of S.C thirteenth circuit solicitor Walt Wilkins. He was sentenced by S.C. circuit court judge Robin Stillwell.
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(Via: S.C. Thirteenth Circuit)
According to the release, Cantrell (above) and a co-defendant – Dylan S. Bryant – forcibly entered a home in Taylors, S.C. in October of 2017, armed themselves with handguns belonging to their victims and “filled a pillowcase with the victim’s property.”
“They also attempted to break into a safe filled with valuables,” the release (.pdf) noted.
Bryant, 20, was convicted last October in connection with the robbery and is currently serving a fifteen-year sentence at SCDC.
“Hopefully this prison sentence will make it clear to defendants that violating the security of one’s home will not be tolerated.” Wilkins said in a statement.
Wilkins credited assistant solicitor Jennifer Tessitore for prosecuting the case and securing a guilty plea from Cantrell.
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