Suspect wanted for burglary of Burke Middle School turns himself in

Christopher W. Perot, 22, surrendered to police in connection with a June 17 break-in at Burke High School.

Charleston police arrested Christopher W. Perot, 22, in connection with a burglary that happened last month at Burke Middle School, spokesman Charles Francis said.

Perot, from St. Philip Street, turned himself in today. Fingerprints left behind at the scene linked him to the incident. He was charged with second-degree burglary.

The burglary happened June 17 when two people broke into Burke Middle School and played with a fire extinguisher, an incident report stated.

Police arrived at the school about 4:20 a.m. that day in response to an alarm. Police found an open window and scattered books near the Sumter Street side of the building, a report states.

A security officer reportedly found a used fire extinguisher and a Mad Dog 20/20 alcoholic bottle that investigators used to lift Perot’s fingerprints.

Police did not report any further theft or damage to the school.

The second suspect in the case was described as a white male with chin-length hair wearing a blue “Florida” hoodie with a white T-shirt and black skinny jeans.

This case is still under investigation.