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Man sentenced to 30 years for multiple Cape Coral burglaries

By Staff | Sep 8, 2011

A Cape Coral man received 30 years in prison last week after being found guilty in more than a dozen local burglaries.

Jack Daniel Bullock, 30, of 1222 S.E. Third Ave., was adjudicated guilty on Aug. 29 after pleading no contest to 17 counts of burglary.

“He was sentenced to 30 years in prison as a career criminal,” Samantha Syoen, spokeswoman for the State Attorney’s Office, said.

Bullock will now be listed as a prison releasee reoffender, meaning that he committed qualifying offenses within three years of his prison release, and a habitual felony offender – has at least two prior felony convictions and the immediate offenses.

According to Florida Department of Corrections, Bullock served time from December 2008 to October 2010 for multiple charges of burglary and grand theft, among others. In 2006, he served four months for a felony battery.

“We had to drop two cases due to lack of evidence,” Syoen added of last week’s convictions.

Bullock had faced an additional three counts of burglary, three counts of grand theft and one count of petty theft.

Assistant State Attorney Tyler Lovejoy handled the case.

“This is good news for the citizens of Cape Coral,” Lt. Tony Sizemore, spokesman for the CCPD, wrote in a prepared statement. “Our detectives not only like to make arrests and retrieve victim’s property, we like to put away the bad guy for a long time. Mission accomplished in this case.”

In March, Cape police arrested Bullock and his girlfriend, Brittany A. Lehew, 26, and charged them with numerous burglary and grand theft charges.

Lehew, of 4709 Palm Tree Blvd., Apt. 3, has a court date on Sept. 20.

According to officials, Cape police responded to a burglary in February at a home on Southwest Second Place. A woman stated that someone broke into her home and stole jewelry, a cell phone and blank checks.

Fingerprints lifted from a sliding glass door reportedly matched Lehew. At the time, she and Bullock were suspects in some separate burglaries.

The two were located and taken into police custody.

During questioning, Bullock and Lehew reportedly admitted to committing at least 14 burglaries. The two rode around with detectives and pointed out the homes that they had reportedly broken into and burglarized.

Cape police recovered several stolen firearms, flat screen televisions and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, according to officials.