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Burglary Spree Finally Ends When Suspect Captured

Richland County Man Arrested on Burglary Charges Tied to At Least 8 Business Break-Ins

burglaryA Midlands resident has been arrested on burglary charges in connection with break-ins at least least 8 businesses in the Richland County area.

Rondy Spann, 42, has been charged with eight burglary counts, and one count of grand larceny.

On Monday, October 21st, Spann was caught near the intersection of Parklane Road and Farrow Road, by a deputy who was patrolling the area due to a recent string of burglaries. Reportedly, Spann was tied to several of the break-ins with DNA collected from a crime scene on October 1st. Forensic evidence tied Spann to a burglary at a store called At the Office, located on Two Notch Road, and is accused of stealing money and postage stamps, as well as causing damage to the store. Spann was also previously been arrested on October 15th for trespassing on railroad property. Richland County police say that Spann was the primary suspect in a string of burglaries in that vicinity as well.

So far, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department has tied Spann to the following burglary charges:

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 110 Columbia Drive, Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles – $1,470 in stolen merchandise and damages to the business.
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 9005 Two Notch Road, Electra Services – $1,900 in estimated stolen merchandise and damages to the business.
  • Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9557 Two Notch Road, City Nails and Facial – $600.00 in estimated damage to the business.
  • Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 9610 Two Notch Road, Carmen’s Salon – $500.00 estimated damage to the business.
  • Monday, July 29, 2013 at 8606 Two Notch Road, Mill Creek Pet Food Center – Spann stole $15.00 in change and caused an estimated $300.00 in damage to the business.
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 9610 Two Notch Road, Carmen’s Salon – Spann stole a check book and caused $1,000.00 in estimated damages to the business.
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 9830 Two Notch Road, Details Count – $500.00 in estimated damage to the business.

The Sheriff’s Department says additional burglary and other criminal charges may be forthcoming. Meanwhile, Spann is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Burglary Charges in South Carolina Carry Heavy Penalties

First Degree Burglary

(A) A person is guilty of burglary in the first degree if the person enters a dwelling without consent and with intent to commit a crime in the dwelling, and either: (1) when, in effecting entry or while in the dwelling or in immediate flight, he or another participant in the crime:

(a) is armed with a deadly weapon or explosive; or

(b) causes physical injury to a person who is not a participant in the crime; or

(c) uses or threatens the use of a dangerous instrument; or

(d) displays what is or appears to be a knife, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, or other firearm; or

(2) the burglary is committed by a person with a prior record of two or more convictions for burglary or housebreaking or a combination of both; or

(3) the entering or remaining occurs in the nighttime.

(B) Burglary in the first degree is a felony punishable by life imprisonment. For purposes of this section, “life” means until death. The court, in its discretion, may sentence the defendant to a term of not less than fifteen years.

The Attorneys at the Strom Law Firm Defend Against Burglary Charges

The Strom Law Firm has defended against criminal charges, including burglary, for 16 years. Based in Columbia, SC, the Strom Law Firm is licensed to practice throughout South Carolina, Georgia, and New York. If you have been arrested on burglary charges, theft, or larceny charges, no matter how serious, you will need strong criminal defense. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact the Strom Law Firm today for help. 803.252.4800.

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