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The Richland County Sheriff’s Department arrested four men for burglary after receiving a tip from an alert citizen.
Deputies arrested 40-year-old Andre Cornelius, charged with driving under suspension, two counts of burglary, and two counts of larceny, 44-year-old James Montgomery charged with two counts of burglary, and two counts of larceny, 40-year-old Rolland Graves charged with two counts of burglary, larceny, and receiving stolen goods and 18-year-old Larry Alston charged with two counts of burglary, and two counts of larceny.
The report said just after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a burglary alarm at 269 Rimer Pond Road.
Upon arrival, deputies observed that the front door of the residence had been forced open.
According to the report, deputies in the area were alerted that there was a suspicious person in a silver Chevrolet on Miles Oak Lane.
Officers spotted the vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on Grover Wilson and Langford Roads and initiated a traffic stop.
Deputies say the suspects had broken into multiple homes on the same day and stole the following items from 1125 NE Miles Road and 321 Rimer Pond Road:
· 40” Vizio flat screen television
· Play Station gaming system
· Acer Laptop Computer
· Compaq desk Top Computer with monitor, and keyboard
· 21” Dynex television
Sheriff Leon Lott commends the citizens of Richland County for remaining vigilant against suspicious people, and for fighting crime in their neighborhoods. Sheriff Lott added that additional charges could be forthcoming against these criminals, as they may be responsible for a string of burglaries.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Cornelius, Montgomery, Graves, and Alston were transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.