Suspects wanted on gun theft have been taken into custody.
Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced that the second of a pair of suspects wanted in the theft of weapons has been taken into custody.
“These two spent time together in prison previously, and this is what they do when they get out,” the sheriff said. “Well, they’re going to get to spend some more time together.”
Orangeburg resident Tyrone Fleming, 22, has been charged with first-degree burglary and criminal conspiracy.
Quincy Dubose, 23, of Sumter, was charged earlier this month with first-degree burglary, criminal conspiracy, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and petit-larceny.
Bond was denied to both men.
The charges against the former prisonmates stem from a December 2019 burglary in which weapons were taken from an Orangeburg residence.
Fleming is accused of acting as a distraction to the senior homeowner while Dubose slipped through the house undetected, stealing multiple weapons from the victim on December 9, 2019, officers say.
“This could have possibly worked except for one detail these two had overlooked,” Ravenell said, “and that being the house is covered with security cameras – inside.”