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Bamberg County

Sheriff’s Office

A man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing an insurance agency in Denmark.

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Officers were dispatched to State Farm insurance agency in Denmark on July 11 in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, a suspect was taken into custody by a deputy at the intersection of Airport Road and Heritage Highway.

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During a body search, the deputy discovered a 13-inch screwdriver located in the waistband area of the suspect’s underwear. About 20 feet away from where the suspect was apprehended, the deputy discovered a 12-gauge shotgun at the edge of a cornfield.

Shortly after, the deputy and two others went to the original incident location. The suspect was read his Miranda rights by the deputy, which was recorded on another deputy’s body camera. The suspect showed the deputies where he retrieved the shotgun from and was then transported to jail.

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The deputies then went inside the State Farm building and spoke with a witness who stated that she observed the subject enter the lot and sit at a table under a shed. Shortly after, the witness saw the suspect enter the building and later come out with a shotgun in his hand. After leaving the building, the suspect was spotted heading toward Heritage Highway.

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Information was taken, and video evidence was downloaded from the security system at State Farm. The subject was charged with burglary/breaking and entering and possession of burglary tools. The case has been turned over to investigators.

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