RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — Five men accused of a rash of burglaries in northeast Richland County have been arrested.
The arrests come after investigators linked the men to break-ins at four homes in The Summit and Winslow communities between Aug. 11 and Nov. 14 by canvassing the neighborhoods and using forensic evidence.
The men--20-year-old Phillip Brandon Oliver, 18-year-old Maurcell DeAndre Anderson, 17-year-olds Christian Daniel Ray and Robert Akeem Spencer Jr., and 21-year-old DaQuan Jones--are all being held at Alvin S. Glenn in connection with the burglaries.
Oliver is charged with burglary and grand larceny; Anderson with burglary, grand larceny and obtaining goods under false pretenses; Ray with burglary, armed robbery unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of a weapon during a violent crime; Spencer with Breach of Peace and armed robbery; and Jones with larceny, marijuana possession and possession of marijuana.
They were charged in relation to the following incidents:
• A Nov. 14 burglary at 116 Green Rose Road. In the incident, broke in through the back door and stole clothes and shoes valued at $1,660. A citizen gave deputies tips that ended with Oliver and Anderson being charged with the crime.
• A burglary about 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at 18 Autumn Glen Court. The home’s resident saw two men trying to break into the home and called police. Deputies arrested Ray and Jones after they found them nearby.
• A burglary later on Nov. 14 at 18 Long Glen Court. Deputies discovered two TVs and a tablet computer in the woods outside the house while looking for the suspects in the Autumn Glen Court incident and noticed the home’s window and back door were both damaged. The home’s resident said in addition to the TVs and tablet, a stereo and jewelry were also stolen from the home. Ray, Spencer and Jones were all charged with the burglary at the home.
• A burglary Aug. 11 at 1116 Waverly Place Drive. A 50-inch flat-screen TV was stolen from the home in that incident. DNA evidence found at the scene was used to link Jones to the crime.