Man: Neighbor stole cans from yard
A Rock Hill man is accused of trespassing in his neighbor’s yard and stealing a bag filled with aluminum cans.
Deputies on Thursday met with a 36-year-old Rock Hill man who said he saw his neighbor, 46, run from his Windy Rush Road backyard early in the morning with a plastic bag of aluminum cans he planned to recycle, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.
He said he decided not to chase his neighbor but was confident it was the man he identified to police. He wanted to issue a trespass notice against the man.
When deputies searched for the 46-year-old man, they encountered his twin brother in a makeshift campsite on Trexler Lane. The brother told deputies that his twin wasn’t around and didn’t steal the aluminum cans. Deputies warned the man about the trespass notice and said his brother would be arrested if he trespassed again.
Deputies told the man who called that they were unable to find the neighbor and would be unable to charge him with larceny without more evidence, the report states.
Police investigating dead body found
The Dillon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a body was found Saturday morning in a house off of Arrie Road in Dillon.
According to Dillon County coroner Donnie Grimsley the body was identified as Fuquan Thompson, 28, of Dillon.
Capt. Cliff Arnette of the DCSO stated that the incident was going to be treated as a homicide.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is also assisting in this investigation.
Police looking for two in fatal shooting
A Saturday morning shooting has left a 28-year-old North Augusta man dead, officials said.
Travis Smith was pronounced dead at Ridgeview Manor apartments around 3 a.m., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.
The North Augusta Department of Public Safety received a 911 call Saturday morning about a shooting at Ridgeview Manor Apartments on Bradleyville Road and found Smith dead on a couch inside an apartment with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, said Lt. Tim Thornton with North Augusta Department of Public Safety.
A witness told police two men approached Smith while he was standing outside apartment B-417 visiting friends, Thornton said.
One suspect fired a single shot in the direction of Smith and his girlfriend as they ran inside the residence, Thornton said.
Public Safety detectives and agents with the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division are actively working leads and following evidence connected to the shooting.
No motive for the shooting has been determined at this point, police said.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact North Augusta Public Safety at 279-2121. Individuals also should call Midlands CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1,000.
Residents detain burglar
A man who allegedly broke into a home got more than he bargained for when the residents overpowered the man and detained him until police arrived.
Police received a call at about 10:25 a.m. Saturday about a breaking-and-entering in progress. When officers arrived to the house at 326 Highland Ave., they found the residents had kept him in the house until police could arrive, according to Staff Sgt. D. Majors with the Burlington Police Department. The residents were home when the man tried to break in.
Anthony Michael Castaldi, 20, of Burlington, was charged with breaking and entering of a residence with intent to commit larceny and possession of burglary tools. Majors said the three men knew each other, but was unsure of the relationship.
Castaldi was given a $5,000 secured bond.
House candidate facing assault charges
A Republican state House candidate is scheduled to appear in court in November on a charge of assaulting the campaign manager of his Democratic opponent.
A misdemeanor criminal summons was issued last week for 64-year-old Bob Steinburg of Edenton, who is charged with simple physical assault of Russell Haddad, campaign manager for Democratic state House candidate Bill Luton.
The summons says Steinburg grabbed Haddad on the back of the neck as he tried to take a camera away from Haddad.
Steinburg says Haddad was trying to record a conversation between the two candidates after a campaign event Thursday in Hertford. He says he tried to cover up the camera with his hand and then tried to push it away.
Steinburg is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 14.
From wire reports