West Columbia man accused of burglarizing home under construction

04/07/2014 1:55 PM

04/07/2014 1:56 PM

A West Columbia man is accused of breaking into a home under construction near Lexington last month.

An arrest warrant has been obtained for James Edward Burgess, 46, on a charge of second degree burglary, Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said.

Burgess is currently being held on $70,000 bail at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on charges filed by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Burgess is accused of burglarizing a home that was under construction on Keegan Rock Court on March 16. According to the warrant, he stole a General Electric slick-top stove worth $1,300 and caused about $4,000 in damage to a newly-installed wood floor by dragging the stove across it. Burgess told investigators he sold the stolen stove to a man for $200.

Detectives are investigating if Burgess is involved in other burglaries that have been reported in Lexington County, Sheriff Metts said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service