Burglary Suspects Arrested With Help of Bloodhounds

12:51 PM, Apr 5, 2013   |    comments
(AP file photo, not actual KCSD bloodhound)
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Lugoff, SC (WLTX) -- Thanks to the assistance of two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office bloodhounds, two burglary suspects were quickly located and arrested.

Early this morning (Friday) Kershaw County Deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the Lucky 7 convenience store on Highway 1 in Lugoff. Deputies discovered the rear door had been kicked in at the business.

Investigators called in the KCSD bloodhound tracking team, and the dogs were able to quickly track the suspects from the rear of the business to a home approximately 1 mile away.

Deputies arrested 18 year old Austin Colvin and a 16 year old juvenile, both of Lugoff, and charged them with 2nd degree burglary and criminal conspiracy.

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said "I've got to hand it to the bloodhound team. The dogs and the deputies who track with them more often than not get their suspect. They did an excellent job early this morning tracking (the suspects) across roads, through woods, and through multiple neighborhoods, and once again they got their suspects."

Colvin was transported the Kershaw County Detention Center where he awaits a bond hearing, and the juvenile was turned over to his parents.

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