Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrests of George Adams (DOB: 06/13/1994) charged with three counts of burglary 1st, two counts of petit larceny, and one count of grand larceny – Jimmy Osborne (DOB: 03/26/1996) charged with three counts of burglary 2nd, two counts of petit larceny, and one count of grand larceny.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Adams and Osborne were both arrested at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 2016 on Broad River Road and I-26 after a short chase. The Sheriff stated that investigators following up on leads and community tips led to the identity of the suspects in this case.
The Sheriff stated that Adams and Osborne are responsible for the following burglaries:
· Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 1800 Luster Lane, 29210 Adams and Osborne broke in to the residence by forcing the front door open. The suspects stole a 32” Samsung Television, 32” Emerson Television, and 42” Emerson Television with a total value at $1,400.00.
· Thursday, September 22, 2016 between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM at 403 Skyland Drive Adams and Osborne gained entry in to the residence by breaking multiple windows, items stolen are a Phillips 46” television valued at $700.00 and a flat screen television, model and value unknown.
· Thursday, September 22, 2016 between 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM Adams and Osborne gained entry to the home by breaking through the rear window of the residence. The suspects stole a 48” Samsung Television, 36” Samsung Television, Dell Laptop with Bluetooth keyboard, gold necklace with 3 diamond tear drop, HP 14” Laptop with a total value of $7,7000.00.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:30 PM an alert Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the vehicle, a black 2006 Ford Crown Victoria believed to be tied to recent burglaries. The deputy saw that Adams was the driver with as the passenger as it pulled into the Gaz-Bah convenience store (800 St. Andrews Road). The deputy called for additional units, and as the vehicle left the store a traffic stop was initiated with blue lights. The Sheriff stated that Osborne refused to stop and gained speed, a chase ensued with Osborne wrecking the vehicle at I-26 and Broad River Road. The suspects fled from the vehicle and were captured a short distance away; Osborne was armed with a handgun and was in possession of marijuana.
The Sheriff stated that Osborne and Adams have been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
September 27, 2016
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Columbia, South Carolina 29223
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