Neighbor’s call thwarts burglary

November 22, 2013 

Craig Cory Cooper

Craig Cory Cooper

ALVIN S. GLENN DETENTION CENTER

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says more charges may be coming against a burglary suspect arrested Thursday after leaving the northeast Columbia Brookhaven neighborhood with a stove in the back of his car.

Craig Cory Cooper,44, was stopped by deputies near Killian and Farrow roads because he fit the description of a man seen kicking in the front door of the house at 462 Robins Egg Drive around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The witness, a neighbor, called 911 and told authorities that the burglar kicked in the front door and then left the house with a stove which he loaded into his burgundy Honda.

Lott said Cooper may be a suspect in a rash of appliance thefts from burglaries in rental properties and foreclosed homes.

Cooper was charged with burglary, larceny, giving false information to law enforcement, being a habitual offender, and driving under suspension. He was being held Friday at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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