Deputies: Former employee arrested after burglarizing Two Men and a Truck | Crime
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Columbia man they say broke into a business on Rockland Road near Irmo on Saturday.
Deputies arrested 38-year-old Ian Arthaniel Harris on a charge of second-degree burglary.
The report said at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday Harris broke into Two Men and a Truck moving service at 2006 Rockland Road by forcing open the rear door.
Once inside, Harris stole seven folders from the business that contained paperwork and blank checks that were issued on the bank account of the business.
Deputies say Harris formerly worked at the business, where he was terminated from his job about one month ago for misconduct.
At about 9:46 p.m., deputies responded to a burglar alarm that had activated at the Rockland Road business, the report stated.
According to sheriff’s deputies, one deputy saw Harris running in woods about 100 yards from the Rockland Road business. The deputy activated the blue lights on his marked patrol car, stopped the car, got out of the car and detained Harris, who stopped running when he saw the deputy exit the car.
Deputies placed Harris in investigative detention and later arrested Harris.
Deputies determined that Harris used a cinder block to break the handle on the rear door at the Rockland Road business and then kicked open the rear door, the report stated.
Deputies say they recovered the seven folders that had been reported stolen from the business in the woods where deputies saw Harris running following the burglary at the business.
Harris was being held on Monday, February 4 at the Lexington County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.