Suspect is sentenced to fifteen years for stealing a gun with sentimental value

“I worked a burglary in Charleston County where two guns and a weed eater were stolen at the end of 2015. A fingerprint was obtained at the scene and eventually came back to a suspect. Using LeadsOnline I was then able to quickly determine that the suspect had sold a matching gun at one business and then the weed eater at another business on the day of the burglary. The gun, which had been passed down to the victim by his father, was recovered but the weed eater was not due to the lapse in time. The suspect was arrested and eventually went to trial where he received 15 years for the burglary and 10 years for obtaining goods by false pretenses.”

Det. Timothy McCauley
Charleston County Sheriff’s Department
South Carolina