Man leaves jacket behind at crime scene, now faces burglary charges, deputies say

Jehrode Hodge. (Sumter County Sheriff's Office)

SUMTER, S.C. (WACH) - A criminal in Sumter County allegedly left his jacket behind during a robbery and is now behind bars.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Department, 30-year-old Jehrode Hodge has been charged in connection with two burglary incidents.

Deputies say on April 21, Hodge reportedly went inside an unlocked door at S&S Muffler Shop, then went inside a vehicle and stole speakers and amplifiers valued at approximately $2,700.

A blue jacket with Hodge's name on it was left behind and later recovered as evidence from the vehicle.

A second incident occurred May 7 at a location on the 620 block of East Brewington Road, where Hodge reportedly used an air conditioner to break through a window. Once inside, he reportedly stole a 32-inch Sony television valued at about $200.

Investigators were able to recover Hodge's fingerprints from the location, prompting warrants to be issued.

He was arrested Friday and charged with larceny and burglary second degree, according to deputies.

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