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Home  |  News  |  MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH BREAK-IN AT HOME

MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH BREAK-IN AT HOME
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

 
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies on Monday, November 26 arrested a 20-year-old Columbia man on charges that he broke into a home on Mountain Road near Chapin and stole three televisions, five Xbox and PlayStation 3 video game consoles, one bottle of Ciroc vodka, one bottle of Absolut vodka, 30 video games, video game controllers and other items.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said deputies also obtained arrest warrants for a 24-year-old Little Mountain man in connection with the burglary at the Mountain Road home. Newberry County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the 24-year-old man on drug charges.

Lexington County sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshual Jaquez Caughman, 20, of 401 Columbiana Drive, Columbia, on arrest warrants on charges of second-degree burglary and criminal conspiracy, Metts said. Caughman was being held on Tuesday, November 27 at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.

Newberry County sheriff’s deputies arrested Adrian Bowers, Jr., 24, of 60 Bowers Road, Little Mountain, on Monday after deputies found that Bowers possessed marijuana, Metts said. Bowers was being held on Tuesday at the Newberry County Detention Center.

Lexington County sheriff’s deputies obtained arrest warrants for Bowers on charges of second-degree burglary and criminal conspiracy in connection with the burglary at the Mountain Road home, Metts said. Deputies placed a detainer on Bowers with the Newberry County Detention Center and will serve Bowers with the arrest warrants when Bowers is released from the Newberry County Detention Center.

Arrest warrants allege that at about 12:41 p.m. on Monday Bowers and Caughman broke into the Mountain Road home in order to steal items from the residence, Metts said. Newberry County sheriff’s deputies arrested Bowers about one-half mile from the Mountain Road home on Ethel Drive in Newberry County and found on Bowers’ person an iPod device and prescription medication that had been reported stolen from the Mountain Road home.

Deputies with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit and their K-9 police dog partners tracked Caughman through woods, where numerous items stolen from the Mountain Road home had been dumped, Metts said. K-9 deputies and their K-9 police dog partners found Caughman hiding under leaves and underbrush in woods off Nursery Road and arrested Caughman, who is on probation for a previous burglary conviction.

Metts asked anyone with information about additional criminal activity involving Bowers or Caughman to contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can report information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).

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