Rucker Pleads Guilty to Burglary Spree in Hart County

Sedric RuckerA Hartwell man, accused in burglary spree that included 16 homes in Hart County, is expected will likely spend most of his life in prison.

On Wednesday, 33-year old Sedric Armone Rucker pleaded guilty to all 16 counts in Hart County Superior Court.

Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said the judge sentenced Rucker to an initial 320 years with no possibility of parole.

White tells WLHR News in order to prevent Rucker from withdrawing his guilty plea the judge had to immediately impose a sentence.

The unusually high sentence, White said will likely be remolded at hearing on Friday requested by Rucker’s defense attorney.

Rucker was arrested in December 2013 on a domestic violence charge and authorities say he admitted to the crime spree while in custody.

He later recanted that confession.

However, at the time of his arrest, Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said Rucker described in detail each of the alleged crimes.

Sheriff Cleveland said Rucker allegedly broke into homes looking for small items, mainly jewelry, that his girlfriend could easily pawn or sell.

The burglaries reportedly took place over an eight-week period in 2013.  Most of the stolen items, Cleveland said, were recovered.