Salem man claims home break-in was ‘game,’ deputies say

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OCONEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Deputies say a Salem man assaulted a homeowner who confronted him during a break-in. 

Andrew Michael Wilson, 38, has been charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree assault.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said in a new release that a deputy responded Monday night to a burglary at a home on Sunrise Drive. 

The homeowner told deputies he saw a stranger peeking inside his living room from the top of the basement stairs. 

Deputies say the suspect, later identified as Wilson, was confronted by the homeowner who forced him out of his home. 

Wilson reportedly took a fighting stance and swung at the homeowner but missed him. Wilson left before officers arrived on scene. 

Wilson approached an officer investigating the alleged crimes and told the officer he was a playing a game. Wilson also claimed to be a federal law enforcement agency yet had no credentials, according to deputies. 

Wilson was jailed at the Oconee County Detention Center on Tuesday.

He was denied bond on both charges.

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