4 charged with Richland County burglaries

dprice@thestate.comJanuary 29, 2013 

— Four men were arrested after a spate of burglaries last week in Richland County.

The men, 40-year-old Andre Cornelius, 44-year-old James Montgomery, 40-year-old Rolland Graves and 18-year-old Larry Alston were all arrested after deputies found them all in a silver Chevrolet sedan along with items stolen Thursday from several homes in the northeast portion of the county, according to a release from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers responded to a burglary alarm on Rimer Pond Road Thursday afternoon. When they arrived at the home, they saw that the home’s front door had been forced open. Then, officers received a tip about suspicious silver Chevrolet sedan on Miles Oak Lane about five miles away.

They found the car driving quickly on the road and stopped the vehicle, the release states. After finding electronics stolen from the homes inside the car, they arrested the driver, Cornelius, and the three passengers, Montgomery, Graves and Alston.

Cornelius, Montgomery and Alston were each charged with two counts each of burglary and larceny. Cornelius was additionally charged with driving under suspension and Graves was charged with larceny and two counts of burglary. All four men are being held at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center awaiting bond hearings.

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