Nine burglary cases closed in Berkeley County after five arrests

Christopher Mather

Five people were arrested Wednesday after Berkeley County sheriff’s deputies recovered $20,000 in stolen property, including two firearms, according to officials.

The stolen goods were found after deputies with the Criminal Investigations Division, Narcotics Enforcement Unit and Selective Enforcement Team issued four search warrants: one at a Goose Creek residence; one at a residence in the Sangaree subdivision; one at a motel room in Goose Creek; and one at a storage unit in Summerville, according to a Thursday news release.

Summerville residents Christopher Dylan Mather, Jordan Marshall Gee and Erin Elizabeth Jones, all 22 years old, were arrested stemming from the warrants, along with Thomas Edward Fox, 35, of North Charleston, and Robert Edward Markussen, 42, of Goose Creek.

Charges against each include possession of burglary tools, felony receiving or possession stolen property, burglary and possession of a stolen firearm, the release states. All are awaiting bond hearings at the Berkeley County jail.

As a result of the arrests, detectives were able to close at least six burglary cases in the Sangaree subdivision, as well as three others in Goose Creek, Moncks Corner and Daniel Island, according to the release.

Spokesman Dan Moon said recovered stolen items “runs the gammit,” and includes anything from cameras, electronics and collector coins to new home and new construction items such as appliances and light fixtures. “Anything they thought was valuable, they’d take,” he added.

The investigations are ongoing and additional arrests and charges are expected.

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