KCSO: Men used stolen canoe to transport items from burglary scene

Published: Jul. 15, 2016 at 1:26 AM EDT
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David Link (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)
David Link (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Two Camden men are charged with burglary after they were allegedly stealing items from a Kershaw County home and using a stolen canoe to transport them across a nearby lake.

David James Link, 24, and Cameron Russell Griffin, 17, are both charged with second-degree burglary and petty larceny after they supposedly broke into a home on Trails End Road in Camden, according to a report from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office.

On Thursday morning, a resident noticed Griffin carrying a 42-inch television on his back walking down the street near the intersection of Hasty and Haile streets in Camden. Alongside Griffin was Link, who was riding a bicycle that was later determined to also be stolen, according to the sheriff's office. When Link and Griffin saw deputies, they fled, but were apprehended.

After canvassing the area, deputies found the home the two suspects were allegedly burglarizing. In addition, investigators saw a stolen canoe  that was being used to transport items from the burglary location across Kendall Lake to a location the suspects were using to stash the items.

Link and Griffin were transported to Kershaw County Detention Center.

Investigators said Griffin had no prior criminal record, while Link has previous arrests for reckless driving, third-degree burglary, resisting arrest and narcotics possession.

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