Sheriff: Suspect’s car gets stuck in mud while trying to flee scene | Crime
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Lexington man on Monday, on charges that the man broke into an unoccupied home on Amicks Ferry Road near Chapin and stole one iron stove, electronic devices and other items from the residence.
Deputies arrested 42-year-old Richard Walter Murray, Jr., on a charge of second-degree burglary.
An arrest warrant alleges that at about 4:40 a.m. on Monday, Murray kicked in a door at the rear of the Amicks Ferry Road home.
Deputies say once inside, Murray stole one iron stove, electronic devices and other items from the home and placed the stolen items in his 2009 Saturn Vue sedan.
The reports said when Murray attempted to drive away from the home his vehicle became stuck in mud.
According to sheriff’s deputies, Murray contacted a tow company in order to extricate his car from the mud.
The homeowner’s son, who lives across the street, heard the commotion created when the tow truck began extricating Murray’s car from the mud and reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies say.
The report said officers found items that had been reported stolen from the Amicks Ferry Road home in Murray’s car, including the iron stove.
Officers later arrested Murray in connection with the break-in at the Amicks Ferry Road home, the report stated.
Murray was being held on Monday at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.