Four men were arrested Thursday night after a tracking dog searching for a burglary suspect led deputies to them.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office conducted two manhunts this week in the Burton/Beaufort area after residents reported break-ins.
Thursday's search began shortly after 2 p.m. when deputies responded to a reported burglary in progress at a home on Roseida Road. A woman told deputies that she had returned home to discover an unknown black man inside. The man ran away, possibly toward Shanklin Road.
Deputies and a K-9 unit searched the area, when about 5 p.m, the dogs led handlers to the back door of a Shanklin Road home, where coincidentally, Sheriff’s Office investigators were executing a search warrant in relation to previous area burglaries.
Inside were the four suspects, along with property believed to have been taken in not only Thursday’s burglary, but in additional burglaries reported in the area over the last several weeks.
The home has no electricity so investigators brought in lights as they continue to collect evidence.
The suspect have each been charged with receiving stolen goods. Additional charges are pending.
Kevin Sharon Griffin, age 35, who has been arrested 38 times, according to the release
Carla Yvette Griffin, 30
Ondrea Paul Allen, 36
Charles James Gains, 23