UNION — A burglary suspect was arrested Sunday after first being caught and held at gunpoint by a homeowner until sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene
In a statement released Monday, the Union County Sheriff’s Office annouced the arrest of James David Taylor, 61, 604 West Elliott St., Chester. He is charged with malicious damage, petit larceny, burglary first-degree, possession of tools being used in a crime, malicious damages, petit larceny (enhanced), driving under suspension third offense, and habitual traffic offender.
The press release states that on Sunday, deputies received a call to go to a residence on Jonesville-Lockhart Highway, Union, in reference to a burglary in progress. While en route, the responding deputies were informed by dispatch that the homeowner was holding the suspect at gunpoint in the yard of his residence.
When deputies arrived on the scene, the homeowner told them he’d caught the white male he was holding at gunpoint breaking into the basement of his home.
The press release states that the suspect was detained by deputies and upon being questioned identified himself as James Davis Taylor. When asked about his driver’s license, the press release states that Taylor said he had no South Carolina driver’s license or any other form of South Carolina identification.
Upon further investigation, deputies determined that Taylor had removed a pink plastic tote bag from the residence which contained a picture frame and two football helmets as well as other items with a combined value of $500.
Taylor was then transported to the Union County Jail where he remained as of Tuesday morning.
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