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Pair charged in Eutawville burglary
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Pair charged in Eutawville burglary

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Richard Johnathan Liles and Babette L. Yannacey

Two people are accused of breaking into a Eutawville home in April.

Richard Johnathan Liles, 36, of 1301 Erckmann Drive Lot 4B, Mount Pleasant, and Babette L. Yannacey, 59, of 4320 Barnwell Ave., Apt. 1, North Charleston, are both facing one count each of first-degree burglary, criminal conspiracy and grand larceny valued more than $2,000 but less than $10,000.

Deputies took Liles into custody in August, but Yannacey was taken into custody on Thursday.

Arrest warrants allege Liles confessed to burglarizing a Cypress Shores Road home on April 2.

An incident report states the following items were stolen: an AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun with a logo of a law enforcement agency on it, 200 DVDs, a 46-inch Sanyo flatscreen television, two satellite boxes, a JBL sound bar, two NASCAR headsets, three cordless DeWalt drills, two power drills, five hammers and other tools.

The value of the stolen property was $8,000, according to warrants. Some of the items were recovered.

According to Liles’ criminal record in Charleston County, he pleaded guilty on March 16, 2016 to one count of financial transaction card fraud and two counts of second-degree burglary. The charges stemmed from November 2012 incidents.

If Liles and Yannacey are convicted of first-degree burglary, each faces 15 years to life in prison.

* Originally, this story incorrectly said both defendants confessed to a burglary. It has since been corrected to reflect warrants only allege Liles confessed, not Yannacey. We apologize for the error.

Contact the writer: mbrown@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD.

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