Photo Gallery | Community policing, DNA help nab 5 wanted in connection with rash of burglaries
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department arrested five individuals in connection with a rash of burglaries in the Northeast area.
Deputies arrested 20-year-old Phillip Brandon Oliver for burglary and grand larceny, 18-year-old Maurcell DeAndre Anderson for burglary, grand larceny, and obtaining goods under false pretenses, 17-year-old Christian Daniel Ray for burglary, armed robbery, unlawful carry of a weapon, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, 17-year-old Robert Akeem Spencer Jr. for breach of peace and armed robbery, and 21-year-old DaQuan Jones for two counts of burglary, larceny, and possession of marijuana.
Deputies say these criminals have been responsible for a rash of burglaries in the Northeast area of Richland County.
Deputies and investigators were able to track down and apprehend these individuals by canvassing the area, checking door to door, and gathering information through tips and research, according to sheriff’s deputies.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department Forensics Lab was able to retrieve DNA from the burglaries which assisted in identifying those responsible – Sheriff Leon Lott stated this is the result of good old fashioned community policing coupled with state of the art forensic science.
- Sheriff Leon Lott stated that just before noon on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 116 Green Rose Road Oliver and Anderson broke into the home through the back door and stole various clothing items and footwear with an estimated value of $1,660.00. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that a concerned citizen gave deputies important information that led to the location and arrests of Oliver and Anderson.
- Sheriff Leon Lott that just after 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 18 Autumn Glen Court two suspects, Ray and Spencer attempted to break in the residence through the back door; the victim heard the noise and saw two men trying to get into the home – she immediately called law enforcement and gave a description of the men who were later determined to be Ray and Jones. Deputies searched the area and found Ray and Jones at 309 Autumn Glen, where they were arrested.
- Sheriff Leon Lott stated that between 12:00 noon and 5:30 PM on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 18 Long Glen Court – Ray, Spencer, and Jones broke into the residence and stole items from inside. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that deputies were in the area searching for the suspects from 18 Autumn Glen when they recovered a 42” LG flat screen television, 32” Viore flat screen television, and a Samsung tablet in the woodlines – while in the area deputies noticed a screen that was removed from the window of the residence and the rear door unlocked with the frame broken. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the home had been ransacked – the victim returned home and said two televisions, jewelry, and a Bose stereo was missing from the home; it was determined that the items found in the area were stolen from the residence at 18 Long Glen Court.
- Sheriff Leon Lott stated that just before 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 1116 Waverly Place Drive DaQuan Jones broke into the residence. Deputies arrived on the scene to find a broken rear window and the sliding glass door open. The victim stated that a 52” flat screen television was missing from the residence. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Richland County Lab Unit was able to recover DNA at the scene which linked Jones to the crime.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Ray, Spencer, Jones, Oliver, and Anderson have been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.