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Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officers arrested two burglary suspects after finding a truck registration at the scene of the crime, according to an incident report.

Officers charged William Thomas McPherson III, 27, and Kimberly Fogle Miller, 38, both of 1120 Dantzler Street, with first-offense third-degree burglary.

An Orangeburg municipal judge set their bonds at $5,000 cash or surety on Thursday morning.

A neighbor reported seeing two people break into a shed at a Sellers Avenue home at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The witness said the people took two televisions, miscellaneous tools and a speaker from the shed and loaded them into a truck.

The stolen items are valued at $700.

When the pair saw the neighbor, one of them said they were getting some items for someone who used to live at the residence and is currently in jail, the report said.

After officers interviewed the neighbor and began walking back to their patrol vehicles, the neighbor pointed out a piece of paper on the ground.

The paper was a vehicle registration for a 2009 Chevrolet pickup registered to Miller.

According to warrants, McPherson confessed to breaking the lock and kicking in the doors of the shed.

Miller has a pending charge of first-offense possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine or cocaine base.

She is currently on bond for a first-offense fraudulent check charge.

On May 24, she was tried in absence and convicted of shoplifting.

If McPherson and Miller are convicted, they each face up to five years in prison for first-offense third-degree burglary.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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