Beer thief faces 30 years in prison

Published On: Dec 11 2012 05:19:44 PM EST

A 23-year-old Jacksonville man was convicted Tuesday afternoon on a charge of burglary to a dwelling.

In May, Cory Bouley broke into a home on Dandy Avenue. When the homeowner returned from work, he found his house ransacked. The homeowner also noticed an empty six-pack of beer the burglar drank.

Fingerprints led Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives to Bouley.

Bouley is a prison release re-offender and habitual felony offender. He has felony convictions for dealing in stolen property and child abuse.

Bouley faces 15-30 years in prison when he's sentenced the week of Jan. 14.