Charleston man accused of stealing psychiatrist’s drug-test records

Kenneth Michael Wall Jr.

A Charleston man who was out of jail on bail after being accused of burglarizing several West Ashley businesses was arrested again Wednesday after police said he stole medical records from a psychiatry office.

Kenneth Michael Wall Jr., 28, of Trailmore Drive was being held in the Charleston County jail Thursday on $70,000 bail on charges of second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools.

Wall was arrested after an officer spotted him riding a bicycle with no lights near the Chevrolet dealership on Savannah Highway about 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to the incident report from Charleston police. Wall was wearing a mask over the lower half of his face and had a backpack.

Wall took off on the bicycle, wrecked it, ran behind the Chevrolet dealership and kept trying to climb the fence until officers arrested him, according to the report. Officers said a flashlight, flat-head screwdrivers and miscellaneous drug-test paperwork were in the backpack. Wall was arrested on a charge of possession of burglary tools.

Later that day, officers were called to check out a burglary at Barrier Island Psychiatry at 1620 Ashley River Road, according to another report. One of the first-floor windows had been left ajar. Patient medical records were missing. Police showed a staff member the medical records they said they found on Wall earlier that morning, and the staff member said those were the ones missing from the office. Wall then was charged with second-degree burglary.

Wall was arrested in May after several West Ashley businesses were burglarized. He was charged with three counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of receiving stolen goods.

Stolen items include a laptop, radios, televisions, DVDs, computer software and hardware, cash and a bicycle. Police with a search warrant recovered many of the stolen items at Wall’s house, according to police.

Wall was released from jail after that arrest on $20,000 bail, according to court records.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.