Investigators are looking into information that may link a break-in at a James Island home to a confrontation over Facebook postings.
A man called the Charleston County Sheriff's Office about 3 a.m. Friday concerning a break-in in progress at his home on Carpenter Street. The man, 28, told a deputy he heard his dog barking and then the sound of glass breaking, according to a sheriff's office report.
The man described the intruder as a white man, 6 feet tall with a buzz-cut and dark clothing. The intruder left after reportedly exchanging shouts with the 28-year-old, the report said. The man said he pursued the intruder for half a block and that he had never seen the man before.
When the 28-year-old and his wife were asked if they had been having problems with anyone lately, they told the deputy of an incident where threats were made over posting of "vulgar things" on Facebook. The 28-year-old said the man who made the threat claimed he would "shoot him and feed him to his pit bulls," the report states.
A deputy reported that the back door of their garage had been pried open, and that the glass of the kitchen door was broken, where an intruder had entered. Information was taken, the report said.