Bloodhounds track down burglary suspects hiding inside parents’ home | Crime
Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office bloodhound tracking team located two burglary suspects who were hiding inside one of their parents’ homes.
Early Friday morning, deputies arrested 18-year-old Austin Colvin and a 16-year-old juvenile, after they broke into the Lucky 7 convenience store on Highway 1 South in Lugoff, the report stated.
Deputies say they responded to alarm activation at the convenience store and discovered that the back door to the establishment had been kicked in.
The bloodhound tracking team was called to the scene, and the dogs were able to track the suspects from the rear of the business to a home approximately one mile away.
The report said bloodhounds lead their handlers to an area outside a bedroom window where footprints matching those at the crime scene were found.
The adult residents of the home, who were the parents of the juvenile, allowed deputies to come inside to look for the burglary suspects.
Deputies say they located Colvin and the juvenile hiding in the bedroom. Both young men were taken into custody and will be charged with 2nd degree burglary and criminal conspiracy.
Colvin was transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing. The juvenile was turned over to his parents.
“I’ve got to hand it to the bloodhound team,” said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews. “The dogs and the deputies who track with them more often than not get their suspect. They did an excellent job early this morning tracking across roads, through woods and through multiple neighborhoods and once again they got their suspects.”