Investigation links man to 37 burglaries
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A man arrested for a single burglary in Richland County has been charged with 36 additional burglaries after an extensive Richland County Sheriff's Department investigation.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said 38-year-old Terrance Ramont Miller is multiple burglary charges and larceny charges in Richland County, Columbia, and Forest Acres.
A community tip led to his arrest on June 12. DNA left at the scene of the theft of a notary seal on Brighten Hill Road led to his identification.
A spokesperson for the sheriff's department said after interviewing Miller along with witnesses, investigators determined he was responsible for multiple burglaries in and around the county.
"This led to a longer investigation to determine how many Miller actually committed...to include City of Columbia and Forest Acres," said Sergeant Curtis Wilson.
Miller is accused in the following burglaries:
On Friday, June 7, 2013 at 139 Oneil Court in Columbia, Miller is accused of stealing the following items from an apartment:
- Dell Laptop Computer
The estimated value to include damage to the door damaged in the break-in is $870.00
Between 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013 and 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 8911 Two Notch Road (New Life Fitness World) in Columbia, Miller is accused of breaking into the business by breaking the front glass door. The following items were stolen:
- Cash register
- Flat screen LED Television
The estimated value to include damage to the door is $2,500.00
On Monday, June 3, 2013 at 300 Meredith Square (Leasing Office) in Columbia, Miller is accused of gaining entry into the business through a sliding rear door and stealing the following items:
- 27" Flat screen Television
The estimated value is $270.00
Between 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 and 12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7648 Garners Ferry Road (Austin Woods) in Columbia, Miller is accused of breaking into an apartment by forcing open the front door and stealing the following items:
- 55" Flat screen Zenith Television
- WII Special Edition (gaming system)
The estimated value is $1,079.00
On Monday, July 30, 2012 at 2932 Alpine Road (Simba Express) in Columbia, Miller is accused of breaking into the business by breaking the front glass window and stealing the following items:
- ½ Gallon of Exclusive Vodka
- One case of Ciroc Vodka
The estimated value to include damage to the door is $570.00
Investigators have not provided a full list of burglaries in which Miller is allegedly involved.
Miller is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
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