If you think home security systems are a waste of money, this Warrenville burglary story should change your mind.
A security company alerted a Warrenville homeowner on Tuesday afternoon about an intrusion alarm at his home on the 2100 block of Pine Log Road, and the resident called 911. Responding deputies saw three burglars running from the Aiken County home.
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In the burglary case, they suspects didn’t make it easy, but deputies captured them. They are identified as: Jeremy Ray Kelley, 37, of Augusta, (pictured from left), Christopher Gregory Redd, 44, and Raymond Lamar Brookins, 42.
According to a press release, two of the males fled the scene in a white Dodge Truck and the third suspect ran towards the wood line. Deputies pursued the vehicle from the burglary scene.
“After a short pursuit, the vehicle stopped at Hillman and SC Hwy 421 where one of the suspects fled on foot, running across the highway,” sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullah said in a press release. “The vehicle pursuit continued when the passenger took control of the vehicle continuing to flee.”
The fleeing vehicle was stopped on Burnett Street and High Street where deputies arrested Kelley. Bloodhound Tracking teams, investigators and assisting agencies were called to the initial incident location and surrounding areas to assist in finding the remaining two suspects.
Shortly after running from the fleeing vehicle, deputies and Burnettown Police arrested Redd on Carline Road. Brookins was taken into custody at 151 Murphy Street in Warrenville area, after the tracking team received information that he was at that location.
All suspects are charged with burglary 2nd degree and grand larceny. Kelly and Redd will also be charged with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights.