A woman’s report about a man she’d seen in her doorway led to the arrest of a man on a burglary charge, Charleston police said.
Police responded about 10:30 p.m. Sunday to a call about a prowler at a Congress Street residence. The woman told police that after her dogs ran to the rear of the house and barked at the window, she looked out and saw a man in the doorway in the rear of her home, police spokesman Charles Francis said.
The man reportedly ran, and jumped a fence outside the next door residence. Officers at the scene saw the suspect run through several backyards after jumping the fence, Francis said.
He said the man was apprehended after a brief pursuit. Police noted that the lock on the rear door of the victim’s home had been damaged, he said.
Allan Moore, 57, of West Poplar Street is charged with first-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools, Francis said. He said Moore is being held at the Cannon Detention Center.