A Park Street pair is facing multiple felony charges after one of the suspects claimed he was checking out a place for future ghost-hunting endeavors.
Instead of finding ghosts, Kyle Allan Grogan, 37, and Chlore Germaine Isaac, 30, both of 1449 Park St., found themselves in police custody on March 22 at an Ellis Avenue residence.
Grogan also has an address of Bamberg Road, Cope.
At 7:02 p.m. on March 22, an Ellis Avenue resident called a neighboring property owner after allegedly seeing someone, later identified as Grogan, going in and out of a residence that is undergoing renovations.
When the property owner arrived, she saw someone matching Grogan’s appearance walking from behind her residence.
He was moving a table saw and an air compressor to the sidewalk area of the yard while talking into a handheld radio, according to an Orangeburg Department of Public Safety incident report.
The property owner yelled at Grogan to stop and he ran into the bushes near the driveway “in a failed attempt to conceal himself,” the report states.
At that point, the property owner drew her legally concealed firearm and held him at gunpoint until officers arrived.
According to the report, Grogan told officers he was inside of the residence to “survey it for future ghost-hunting endeavors.”
He changed his story and alleged that a friend told him to go to the residence to “collect some tools.”
In the meantime, an officer used Grogan’s handheld radio to ask the identity of the person to whom Grogan was speaking and advise the person to come to the Ellis Avenue residence.
Moments later, Isaac arrived at the location.
According to the incident report, she told officers that she and Grogan were using the radios to test the range of use.
She also told officers that she dropped Grogan off earlier because he told her he had some things to “pick up at the residence.” He told her to circle the block and he’d be ready upon her return.
A dispatcher confirmed with an officer that Grogan had an active warrant in Charleston County for fraud.
Warrants from ODPS charge both Grogan and Isaac with second-degree burglary.
An additional warrant charges Isaac with second-offense driving under suspension.
On March 23, the pair appeared before Orangeburg Municipal Judge Virgin Johnson and requested personal recognizance bonds.
Grogan told the court that he wanted a personal recognizance bond because he had to report to work the next day.
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Johnson set Grogan and Isaac’s bonds at $25,000 and $15,000, respectively.
On March 25, Grogan spoke with ODPS investigators as well as Investigator Jarred Kittrell and Investigator Steven Thompson of the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.
According to an OCSO incident report, Grogan “admitted to several locations where he and others had committed burglaries and other crimes.”
ODPS officers noticed a trailer at the Park Street home where Grogan and Isaac reside.
When asked about the trailer, Grogan first told deputies that it belonged to Isaac’s father.
But when officers asked Isaac about the trailer, she said that it doesn’t belong to her father. She said Grogan and another man brought the trailer to the residence around March 18.
Officers then asked Grogan again about the trailer and he told them that he and a male accomplice stole the trailer from a location -- and showed officers where the trailer was sitting when they stole it, the report states.
The trailer is valued at $5,299.
As a result of interviews with Grogan and Isaac, Kittrell, the lead investigator in the case, charged the pair in two additional burglaries.
One of the burglaries took place sometime between Jan. 1 and March 22 on John D. Livingston Drive in Neeses.
Grogan is facing charges of second-degree burglary, grand larceny and malicious injury to real property in that incident.
Warrants allege Grogan confessed to taking items, with a total value of $7,000, from the residence.
Isaac is not facing charges in that incident.
Both Grogan and Isaac are facing one count each of the following charges from a March 8 burglary at a Cordova Road residence in Cope: criminal conspiracy, first-offense third-degree burglary and grand larceny.
Warrants allege that both Grogan and Isaac admitted to taking items valued at $6,240 from a shed.
An incident report states that the stolen items include a black and chrome drum set, a Yamaha keyboard with a built-in stand, a Harley-Davidson mini refrigerator, an oak grandfather clock, black and silver turntables, and 20 drum set heads.
Both have prior convictions in Orangeburg County.
Grogan has two convictions of speeding and one each of shoplifting, seat belt violation, first-offense driving under suspension and driving with an expired vehicle license.
Isaac’s convictions include one each of shoplifting and first-offense driving under suspension.
If convicted, each faces up to 15 years each in prison.
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