UNION COUNTY — Two men are facing burglary and petit larceny charges in connection with break-ins at a store and restaurant on the Duncan Bypass.
Karrell Harold Thompson, 18, 1109 S. Pinckney St., Union, and Silmario Deantwon Coleman, 29, 1st Street, Chester, are charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with two counts of burglary and two counts of petit larceny.
In a statement released this afternoon, Sheriff David Taylor announced that deputies had arrested Thompson and Coleman in connection with the burglaries that occurred this past weekend.
Taylor said that on Sunday deputies were dispatched to the “From the Ashes Up Salvage Food Store” located at 219 North Duncan By-Pass, Union. Once on scene, a worker told deputies that when he came to open up the store he noticed that someone had taken items from the building. Items missing included a cash drawer containing $12, a tote, approximately $60 in change, two loaves of bread and a Gatorade. Investigator Scott Coffer was called and processed the scene.
While on scene, Taylor said Coffer was approached by the owner of Gene’s Fine Foods, Gene Gregory, who said he’d noticed some items missing from his restaurant located at 217 North Duncan By-Pass, when he opened up that morning. Taylor said that Gregory told Coffer that he noticed that some equipment was not working and he noticed that the breakers from the breaker box were missing. Upon further inspection, Gregory noticed a change jug missing which contained approximately $400 in loose change, and several containers that were at the cash register to collect money for various charities had been emptied.
Taylor said that in the course of the investigation it was determined that the suspects were Thompson and Coleman. He said Thompson and Coleman were both arrested Wednesday and both were still in the Union County Jail as of this afternoon.
This story courtesy of the Union County Sheriff’s Office.