Man charged after taking $11,000 worth of items in Union Co. burglary, deputies say

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UNION COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been charged in connection with a Tuesday burglary in Union County.

Deputies were called to a burglary at a home on Velda Drive in Union County around 7 p.m. The victim told deputies that he had returned home from work and found a window broken and his back door was broken open.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, around $11,000 worth of items were taken from the home, including a computer, an iPad and four guns.

“Good detective skills and valuable information provided from the victim lead to them believing that a possible suspect may still be in the area,” said Sheriff David Taylor.

Deputies searched the area a short time after the burglary and found the suspect sitting under a picnic shelter at Foster Park Lake with a large duffel bag.

When deputies searched the man, they found various pills. Investigators said the suspect gave them permissions to search the duffel bag, saying that it only contained his clothes.

Deputies said they found all of the stolen items from the home inside of the bag.

Lamarcus Dayquan Smith, 24, of Union, was arrested and charged with burglary, grand larceny, possession of burglary tools and unlawful possession of prescription medications.

Deputies said more charges are expected.

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