Police: Man Arrested Following a String of Burglaries

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) — A man wanted for burglary and a string of other charges was arrested Thursday.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said 20-year-old Divine McNeil was arrested for burglary, attempted burglary, petit larceny, and escape.

McNeil was arrested Thursday, March 10,  just before 1 p.m. after he led deputies on a foot chase after allegedly cutting the screen to the victim’s back window at a home in the 100 block of Gateway Lane.

Sheriff Lott said that the victim was home at the time and McNeil fled the location without making entry.

The Sheriff stated that deputies were able to locate stolen items, prescription medicine and a Michael Kors watch, in McNeil’s possession belonging to a victim in the 200 block of Gateway Lane.

The Sheriff stated that the victim of that alleged burglary was not home at the time of the incident.

Sheriff Leon stated that additional charges may be forthcoming as deputies discovered additional residences burglarized on Gateway Lane during the same time frame.

The Sheriff stated that McNeil was also found to be wanted out of Summerville for burglary.

McNeil was transported to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.


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