Richard Walter Murray (Image: Lexington County Sheriff's Dept.)
Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies have arrested a burglary suspect they say got caught thanks in part to some mud.
Officers say Monday morning, 42-year-old Richard Walter Murray broke into a home on Amicks Ferry Road.
According to investigators, he kicked in the back door, came inside, a stole an iron stove and some electronics. Deputies say he then loaded the items into his Saturn Vue sedan that was waiting outside.
However, that's when he ran into problems, according to investigators.
An arrest warrant states as he tried to drive away, his vehicle got stuck in the mud. He then called a tow company to help get him out of his predicament.
Unfortunately for him, the homeowner's son lived across the street, heard what was going on, and called officers.
When they arrived, deputies say they found the stolen items in Murray's car.