CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Myrtle Beach man faces the maximum penalty of 15 years in prison for burglarizing a home in 2021.

Brandon Rowlett, 39, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary violent in nature before Honorable Circuit Court Judge R. Kirk Griffin, according to the solicitor’s office. Rowlett was given the maximum penalty possible for the charge.

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Rowlett was arrested in April 2021 after homeowners found him in their Myrtle Beach home upon returning from out of town, the solicitor’s office said. A man chased Rowlett out of the home, but Rowlett left behind identifying belongings.

Larry Filiberto, the assistant solicitor that prosecuted the case, said the homeowners had a great security system that showed Mr. Rowlett occupying their home for a few days while they were out of town.

“Officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department assisted with a quick investigation and arrest of Rowlett that helped bring the victims justice in this case,” Filiberto said in a statement.

Booking records show that Rowlett is currently being held at the J. Rueben Long Detention Center.