RICHLAND COUNTY — A 22-year-old man has been charged with multiple counts of burglary and larceny after a deputy spotted a man carrying a flat-screen TV on a moped.
Harrison Jones was charged last week with four counts of burglary and four counts of larceny.
Sheriff Leon Lott said an “alert deputy” spotted Jones on a moped leaving the rear of the Alexander Pointe subdivision in Hopkins with a 39-inch flat-screen television. The deputy, aware of recent burglaries in the neighborhood, pulled Jones over and found the license to be suspended.
When searching for the VIN number on the moped, deputies discovered a stolen semi-automatic handgun.
A press release from the sheriff’s department detailed the four burglaries that Jones is charged with:
On Nov. 13, breaking into a home at 2820 S. Partridge Circle in Hopkins, where a back door was kicked in and a 39-inch flat screen was stolen;
On Nov. 12, breaking into a home at 2804 S. Partridge Circle in Hopkins, where a back door was kicked in and a Nintendo Wii game system, two controllers and five games were stolen totalling $630;
On Nov. 12, breaking into a home at 320 Keystone Drive in Hopkins, where a back door was kicked in and a .40-caliber handgun, a 50-inch television, a Playstation III game system, two controllers, five games and DVDs were stolen totaling $2,750;
On Nov. 8, breaking into a home at 2820 S. Partridge Circle in Hopkins, were a back stolen was kicked in and a 47-inch TV was stolen totalling $1,600.
Jones is accused of stealing the items and immediately pawning them.