Community tip leads to arrest of man accused of multiple burglar - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Community tip leads to arrest of man accused of multiple burglaries in Richland County

William Curtis Young (Source: Richland County Sheriff) William Curtis Young (Source: Richland County Sheriff)
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Thanks to tips from the community, Richland County deputies arrested a man accused of committing multiple burglaries all over the county.

William Curtis Young faces multiple charges including four counts of burglary and two counts of obtaining stolen goods under false pretenses.

Young was arrested on Friday, Sept. 8, after a Lake Catherine resident reported seeing two suspicious men in the neighborhood. The resident took pictures of the vehicle the men were riding in. The photos helped investigators identify the two men as Young and his accomplice. 

 After a brief foot chase, Young ran right into the Columbia Police investigator who was assigned to the case. Young was arrested and questioned by Columbia Police before being turned over to Richland County investigators.

Young is accused of stealing more than $49,000 worth of miscellaneous jewelry and silver flatware. Most of the stolen items have been recovered. Investigators tracked most of the items to a local jewelry store where Young allegedly sold the items.

Investigators say Young is responsible for the following burglaries on these streets: 

  • Upper Pond Road
  • Kinlock Court
  • Formby Drive
  • Running Fox 

Young led Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators and Columbia Police Department investigators to additional homes he burglarized. Sheriff Leon Lott said Young was just released from prison and continued to commit crimes in both the city and Richland County.   

This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected. Young was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.  

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 50 employees fired after refusing flu shot

    50 employees fired after refusing flu shot

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:14 AM EST2017-11-22 07:14:40 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:14 AM EST2017-11-22 07:14:40 GMT
    At least 50 enployees at a health company have lost their jobs after refusing to get flu shots. (Source: KBJR/CN)At least 50 enployees at a health company have lost their jobs after refusing to get flu shots. (Source: KBJR/CN)

    Since September, employees have been given three options:  Get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave Essentia. At least 50 people have lost their jobs thus far.

    More >>

    Since September, employees have been given three options:  Get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave Essentia. At least 50 people have lost their jobs thus far.

    More >>
  • Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

    Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:11 AM EST2017-11-22 07:11:49 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:24 PM EST2017-11-22 18:24:17 GMT

    On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

    More >>

    On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

    More >>
  • Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

    Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:51 AM EST2017-11-22 06:51:40 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:24 PM EST2017-11-22 18:24:53 GMT

    Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among the doctor's victims.

    More >>

    Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among the doctor's victims.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly