A Goose Creek man was caught stealing lumber from a construction site while he was hauling some of the materials to his vehicle, according to police.
About 10 p.m. Thursday, Dwayne Elias Bryan, 46, of Harbour Lake Drive, parked a sport utility vehicle in front of a construction site at Pimmit Place in Ladson and stole lumber and roof paper, an incident report stated. The SUV was stuffed with $10,000 worth of lumber and $1,000 worth of roofing paper, police said.
A security guard saw the SUV parked in front of a house under construction. He took the keys out of the ignition and later found Bryan walking on the street with two boards on his shoulders, the incident report said.
The security guard ordered Bryan to the ground and “detained” him, the report said. Once police arrived, Bryan provided a false name, according to police.
While investigators were patrolling the area, they found a second suspect, Percy Jones, 31, of Abigail Street in Moncks Corner, and charged him with grand larceny. Police charged Bryan with grand larceny, providing false information to police, and simple possession of marijuana.