Suspect on bond for attempted murder arrested on burglary charge | Crime
Thanks to a Crimestoppers tip, Richland County’s Fugitive Task Force arrested a man wanted by Kershaw County Investigators for burglary.
Deputies arrested 20-year-old Torance Lamar Peoples on Tuesday.
According to Kershaw County deputies, investigators have been investigating a string of break-ins in the Elgin area, and fingerprints from one of the burglaries matched Peoples.
The report said on March 25 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Peoples broke into a home located on Steven Campbell Road in Elgin.
Prior to this incident, Peoples was arrested in September for his involvement in a shooting at a McDonald’s restaurant that claimed the life of 20-year-old Elgin man, according to officials.
In that case, Peoples was charged with seven counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and discharging a firearm into an occupied conveyance.
"Again we ask ourselves, why was this guy out on the street," said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.
Court documents show Peoples' bond, initially set at $150,000 was reduced to $75,000 in February. He was free on bond in early March.
"He allegedly attempted to kill seven people, makes bond, then comes over to Kershaw County and starts breaking into homes. It's hard to understand why this continues to happen over and over and over again," said Matthews.