Suspects arrested minutes after pizza shop burglary

Samuel Wilson

Two men were arrested minutes after a Charleston pizza shop was broken into early Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred about 5 a.m. Wednesday when someone used a large rock to shatter the glass of the front door to Zappos Pizza at 708 King St, according to police spokesman Charles Francis. The owner was inside the store and immediately called the police.

The owner told police he saw two men walk away from the front door of his business. Officers stopped two men near 680 King St. The owner said they were the ones who committed the burglary. They had two 20-ounce soft drinks and a bag of chips that the owner said were taken during the burglary.

Daniel Eric Wright, 45, of Nassau Street, is charged with first-degree burglary. Samuel Wilson, 44, of Holy Avenue in Cross is charged with second-degree burglary. Both men are being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

Wright had cuts on his right hand and his right shoulder that police said were suffered during the burglary. He was transported to Medical University Hospital for treatment before being taken to jail.