St. Helena Island man found living in neighbor's trailer

info@islandpacket.comDecember 24, 2013 

A St. Helena Island man was charged with burglary and grand larceny Sunday after he was found to be living in a neighbor's recreational vehicle and stealing power, a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

Joseph Glen Royal, 23, told the deputies who discovered him that he had been living inside an RV parked on his neighbor's property on Coffin Point Road for two months after his mother kicked him out of her home next door, according to Lt. Col. Bill Neill.

The neighbor noticed at about 8 a.m. Saturday that one of his five RVs had been broken into, and that the driver's side door was unlocked and the vehicle's air conditioning was running.

After the man disconnected the power to it Saturday, he returned about 10 a.m. Sunday to find the power reattached. After authorities arrived, the man knocked on the door and Royal answered, Neill said.

Deputies found the door to the RV had been forced open. Clothes and food were scattered throughout the RV, Neill said. Royal told deputies he and two other men had broken into the RV two months earlier.

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