Man gets life sentence for burglary

Anthony Jerome Jackson

Judge Edward Cottingham sentenced Anthony Jerome Jackson, 46, of Conway, to life without parole under what is known as South Carolina's two-strike/three-strike law.

Jackson went into a Myrtle Beach hotel room about 1 a.m. on November 14, 2011 as two men slept.

He woke the men up as he entered the room, pretended to be a security guard, stole a wallet, and ran.

Myrtle Beach police arrested him nearby when he used the stolen credit card at a pancake house.

Jackson has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1986 with prior convictions for Burglary, according to the 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

He also faces charges for another hotel room burglary.