Javan C. Jordan of Chicory Lane is wanted on second-degree burglary charges connected with a June 28 incident at 1268 Winchester Drive, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said.
The 18-year-old North Charleston man is accused of cutting through a screen door on the back porch of the residence and using a crowbar to pry open French doors at the home’s rear.
The home owner told police he arrived at the residence about 1 p.m. and heard his dogs barking. He said he heard someone walking upstairs shortly before a black man wearing a purple T-shirt and black pants walked downstairs and fled through the rear of the home, an incident report stated.
The suspect was described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall with an athletic build.
Another witness reported seeing the suspect look lost while running through the rear of the home.
The home owner ran outside to call 911 when a U.S. Postal Service worker pulled up nearby. The postal worker told police an older model, tan Chevy Trailblazer was parked at the corner of Merton Road and Winchester Drive with a black man and woman inside. Trash and skid marks were found in the area where the vehicle was parked, the report stated.
Police observed that each room of the home looked ransacked, but the owner did not report anything missing.
Jordan was arrested on a petty larceny charge in November 2011 in addition to being charged with careless operation of a vehicle that same year.