Police arrest two in connection with Maryville burglaries (Updated)

  • Sunday, November 3, 2013

Grant and Gardner

The Georgetown Police Department says it has made two arrests in connection with the string of burglaries that occurred in the Maryville area within the past year.
On Friday, according to Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown, Raekwon Shaheed Jarrell Grant and Shyheim Rayquan Gardner, both 18, were arrested after an operation involving not only police investigators but also the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, S.C. Parole and Probation, the 15th Judicial Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Gardner, according to Brown, is charged with burglary, pointing a firearm, criminal conspiracy, unlawful sale of a machine gun, unlawful storing, keeping, or possessing of a machine gun, two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, five counts of distribution of heroin, trafficking crack cocaine, trafficking crack cocaine within a half mile of a school and distribution of heroin within a half mile of a school.
Grant, Brown said, has charged with most of the same offenses. But, according to information supplied by Brown and the Georgetown County Detention Center, Grant is not charged with burglary or pointing a firearm.
Between Sept., 2012 and May, 2013, there were 32 property crimes in Maryville. Half of those were actual break-ins with theft.
The main things stolen during the burglaries have been flat screen TVs, Wii game systems and cash.
“These arrests do not resolve all the burglaries that took place and our investigation remains ongoing with more arrest expected,” Brown said, adding police “would like to thank the residents of Maryville for their patience and cooperation during what has been an unsettling period for them.”


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