Police: Hanahan couple takes over trailer while North Charleston man in jail
A Hanahan couple who found out a guy was spending some time in jail moved into his North Charleston trailer and helped themselves to his stuff while he was gone, according to a police report.
DeAngelo Shamond Toomer, 28, and Summer Ruble, 19, both of Corner Street in Hanahan, were arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree burglary.
Ronnie Lamar Burch, 52, told North Charleston police that when he got out of jail Sunday, he found the door of his Sumner Avenue trailer pried open and his television, DVD player, Blu-Ray player and air-conditioning unit missing, as well as some clothes, shoes and food.
Burch told police he found a jacket that was not his in the trailer with Toomer’s ID in it. Burch said he went over to Ruble’s mother’s apartment, who told him she had seen Toomer and her daughter in Burch’s trailer
Police also talked with Ruble’s mother, who told them she had taken pizza to Toomer and her daughter in Burch’s trailer within the past two weeks. She also told police she overheard Toomer saying he was going to take Burch’s stereo, according to the report. Her husband told police Toomer tried to sell him a pair of shoes that Burch later said were his.
Hanahan police detained Toomer and Ruble at Remount Road and Hoover Street, and North Charleston police arrested them.
Toomer was being held in the Charleston County jail on Monday on $75,000 bail, and Ruble was being held on $25,000 bail.
Burch has been in the Berkeley and Charleston County jails on numerous charges over the past several years, including drugs, shoplifting and credit-card fraud, according to court records. It wasn’t clear what sent him to jail March 19.
Toomer has a lengthy criminal record including breaking into a motor vehicle, assault and battery with intent to kill, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, petit larceny and strong-arm robbery.
Ruble has no criminal history in the tri-county area, according to court records.
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