Crime & Public Safety

Sun City man arrested for string of burglaries targeting garages in the community, police say

A 54-year-old Sun City resident was arrested Wednesday for a months-long string of burglaries that happened in his community earlier this year, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Paul Matson was charged after DNA taken from three of the scenes matched his, the release said.

He faces three counts each of first-degree burglary and petty larceny.

During the burglaries — which occurred between February and April on Honesty Lane, Humbert Court and Stratford Village Way — Matson, police say, entered garages and stole items from the garage or from vehicles parked inside.

Matson was booked into the Beaufort County Detention Center at 8:21 p.m. Wednesday and remained incarcerated as of early Thursday, according to the jail log.

Lana Ferguson has reported on a smorgasbord of news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.
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