Crime spree nets Spartanburg man 10 life sentences

A career criminal who’s rap sheet spans 25 years received 10 life sentences without parole Wednesday.

Spartanburg native, Dennis Paul Elliott, 52-years-old, pleaded guilty Monday to nearly 50 assorted charges of burglary, along with a charge of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature stemming from a series of home break-ins in the Spartanburg area in July and August of 2009 and his escape in January of this year from the Polk County Detention facility in North Carolina. After his escape, Elliot carjacked a woman and caused a crash that injured a child.  He led law officers on a high speed chase that ended when the stolen car he was driving collided with another vehicle near Boiling springs.  Elliott pleaded guilty to 25 counts of burglary, nine counts of grand larceny, and other charges.

After the trial Spartanburg County Deputy Solicitor Barry Barnette said, “Dennis Elliott’s criminal career is over and he will no longer be menace to society.”