5 arrested for burglary, theft

Vernan O'Brian Swails / Courtesy: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office has arrested 5 people for burglary and theft in connection to two incidents.

Vernon O'Brian Swails, 20, Jeffrey Allen Richardson, 19, Derrick Charles Zeman, 18, Travis Day Seagraves, 17, all of Georgetown are each charged with Burglary 1st, 2 counts of Grand Larceny, and Criminal Conspiracy. Sheriff's investigators also arrested a juvenile and charged him with Burglary 1st, Grand Larceny and Criminal Conspiracy.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Neil Johnson says on March 3rd, deputies responded to a home on Kent Road in Georgetown, where 2 four wheelers and a flat screen television were stolen. The second incident was on March 4th when sheriff's deputies responded to a home on Bear Loop in Georgetown, for a theft of a 4-wheeler.

During the investigation, Johnson says they identified two of the five suspects, Richardson and Zeman, and then Swails, Seagraves, and the juvenile as the ones responsible for the burglary.

Also during the investigation, Johnson says sheriff's investigators were able to link Swails, Richardson, Zeman, and Seagraves to the theft of the 4-wheeler on Bear Loop.

Johnson says, Richardson and Zeman were arrested and charged on March 11th, Swails and Seagraves were arrested and charged on March 13th and the juvenile was charged on March 17th after turning himself in to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office.

Georgetown County Sheriff's investigators recovered the three stolen 4-wheelers and the flat screen television. Two of the stolen 4-wheelers were recovered in Black River off of a public boat landing at the end of Apache Road in Georgetown. The two 4-wheelers were recovered by members of the GCSO Marine Patrol and sheriff's investigators.

Swails, Richardson, Zeman, and Seagraves are currently being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center under a $20,000.00 cash/surety bond for all charges except the Burglary 1st.

They will continue to be held on the Burglary 1st for a bond from the 15th Judicial Circuit Court.

The juvenile was taken to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

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