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

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

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.

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