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Sheriff: Shoe print aids in arrest of 3 in burglary spree

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Dayquan Ruff (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Dayquan Ruff (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Christopher Long (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Christopher Long (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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A shoe print and DNA allowed investigators to identify three teenagers they believe are responsible for a string of burglaries in Richland County.

Dayquan Ruff, 17, Christopher Long, 17, and a 15-year old juvenile were arrested between May 7 - 13 at their homes.

According to Sheriff Leon Lott, the majority of burglaries occurred between April 16 - 18 in the late evening hours in the Chandler Hall, Hickory Hill, and Quail Creek neighborhoods.

Lott said Ruff, Long, and the juvenile entered the homes forcing the front door open. During four of the burglaries, a shoe print was left on the door.

One of the victims was home during the time of the burglary and observed a suspect wearing a mask in her bedroom, the sheriff said.

Richland County Sheriff's Department Forensic Science Unit collected DNA that was recovered and processed at the scene by the Departments' Crime Scene Investigators.

Investigators were later able to match the shoe print to that of Dayquan Ruff.

Ruff is charged with seven counts of burglary, multiple counts of grand/petit larceny, and home invasion. Long is charged with 4 counts of burglary and grand, and petit larceny. The juvenile charged with 3 counts of burglary and two counts of larceny.

Ruff and Long were transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. The juvenile was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice.  

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