Published: Aug 31, 2011 3:28 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 31, 2011 9:46 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- In an update to a news release from March of this year, a burglar arrested by Cape Coral Police Detectives, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in over 20 home break-ins.

Jack Bullock will be in the state Department of Corrections with a Career Criminal Designation of a Habitual Offender as well as a Prison Re-Release Offender.

“This is good news for the citizens of Cape Coral. Our Detectives not only like to make arrests and retrieve victims’ property; we like to put away the bad guy for a long time. Mission accomplished in this case,” saidLieutenant Tony Sizemore.

(Below is the release from March.)

On March 17th Cape Coral Police Detectives arrested Jack Bullock and Brittany Lehew on numerous residential burglary and grand theft charges.

On February 21st, Cape Coral Police Officers responded to a burglary at a home on SW 2nd Place. The victim reported that she was away from her home from 10am to 12:30pm to attend a church function. During that time, someone broke into her home and stole jewelry, a cell phone and blank checks.

Officer Thomas Wagner processed the scene and obtained fingerprints from the sliding glass door (the point of entry). The prints were analyzed by the department’s forensics unit and were a match for Brittany Lehew.

Detectives began a search for Lehew and her boyfriend Bullock who was a suspect in a few other burglaries. On March 17th, Detectives got a tip on where the two might be and set up surveillance on the location. At noon, the two were seen leaving the residence in a vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted and the two were taken into custody.

At police headquarters, Detectives Kerns and Hicks interviewed Lehew and Bullock. The two admitted to committing at least 14 burglaries. Lehew and Bullock rode around with Detectives Goliszeski and Luzarraga and pointed out the houses they had broken into.

Detective Lebid obtained a search warrant for the couple’s home and vehicle. The search led to the recovery of several stolen firearms, flat screen TVs and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.