Two people have been arrested and three others remain at large in connection with a St. Helena Island home burglary last week, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
Tommy Scribner, 24, of St. Helena, and Russell Jackson, 26, of Washington, D.C., were each arrested Thursday and charged with with second-degree burglary. Scribner was also charged with simple possession of marijuana and Jackson was charged with providing false information to law enforcement for allegedly using a fake name “in a feeble attempt to throw off Sheriff’s deputies and investigators,” the agency said.
The Sheriff’s Office was called to Eddings Point Road early Thursday afternoon just after a home was burglarized, the agency said. The caller told deputies a bright green Dodge Charger pulled up to the victim’s home, four men got out and, after determining no one was home, went inside. The driver of the car backed up to the side door, the four other suspects got back in and the group left.
Deputies determined the suspects broke through a back door and ransacked the home, stealing a TV, Xbox and iPad. Soon after, deputies found a car matching the description backed up to a mobile home on Saturn Circle and made contact with a man sitting inside the Charger, identified as Scribner. The second man, Jackson, came outside while deputies were there, according to the agency.
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Investigators searched the Saturn Circle home and recovered two of the stolen electronics in the home, as well as burglary tools and illegal drug paraphernalia, according to the agency.
Both men were granted bonds of $15,000 and remain at the Beaufort County Detention Center.
Anyone with information about the remaining three suspects may contact Investigator Andrew Rice at 843-255-2429 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC.