Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Items Stolen From Weekend Home

Thieves stole several items from what is described as a weekend home on Hwy 25 North sometime between Saturday, January 18, and Friday, Jan 31.  According to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the owner’s of the property returned after a two weeks absence to find the front door of the home had been kicked in.  An older model pump action 22 rifle as well as a 21 inch Vizio flat screen television and a DVD player were found to be missing.  In addition, the door to a nearby shed on the property had also been kicked in and several fishing rods and tackle boxes were stolen from that location.  In all, an estimated $1,550 worth of items was stolen and approximately $500 worth of damage was done to the two properties.  This incident has been turned over to the investigative unit of the ECSO. 

Domestic Dispute Call Leads to Arrest For Larceny

Law enforcement officials with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a domestic altercation at a location on Turkey Creek Road, Sunday, Feb. 2, that ultimately led to a charge of larceny.  According to the ECSO’s report, a man contacted the ECSO and said his uncle had assaulted him after the two had an altercation when the uncle accused the nephew of stealing from him.  The uncle, however, stated he had returned home to find his nephew riffling through his belongings.  He maintained that his nephew became the aggressor when he told the nephew to get out of his room.  The uncle also reported that he suspected his kinsman had stolen a 30-30 rifle from him. 

It was at this point that the domestic dispute became tied to an earlier call the ECSO had responded to on Sat., Feb. 1, regarding a stolen firearm.  In that case, a third party had contacted the ECSO and stated he had come into possession of what he believed to be a stolen gun.  The third party relayed that a man bearing the same name of the subject in the domestic incident had given him a 30-30 to keep for him after the subject had attempted but was unable to sell the firearm.  This third person also stated he had picked up the subject at the same address where the domestic alteration occurred.  The third party said he felt the gun might be stolen since the subject just left it with him, and rather than keep it in his possession, called the ECSO, who, in turn, took possession of the gun.

When an ECSO investigator was notified about the reported missing gun from the domestic incident, it was determined that the gun in the ECSO’s possession was of the same make.  Further descriptions by the victim matched those of the gun taken by the ECSO, and the victim was able to visually identify the gun as his missing firearm.  Subsequently, the nephew in this incident was arrested for petit larceny for his suspected theft of the gun.  He was also charged with Assault and Battery 3rd as he was determined to be the aggressor in the initial domestic altercation.  The suspect was transported to the Edgefield County Detention Center without incident.