A Paine College student was arrested Friday for burglary after clearing out his Augusta hosts’ residence of expensive electronics, according to sheriff’s reports.
Anton Hurst, 19, of Hephzibah, was staying at a friend’s house last Wednesday night on Trinity Circle. On Thursday morning, he was supposed to be gone by the time his two hosts went to work, but he wasn’t.
One of the residents told Hurst he could stay but asked him to lock the doors when he left. When one of residents returned home for lunch, several expensive items had been stolen, including two Blue-Ray DVD players, three flat-screen TVs, a Play Station, 60 Play Station games, an Xbox 360, a laptop computer and an iPhone 4.
The next-door neighbor told deputies that she witnessed Hurst return to the residence after leaving. He “backed up just inside the carport and was there for about 30-45 minutes,” a report says.
Hurst, who is easy to see at 6-feet, 8-inches tall, was later arrested and charged with burglary and held at the Richmond County Jail under no bond.
A report says the suspect attends Paine College and works at Sam’s.