Investigators have arrested a man accused of breaking into Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen's West Ashley home last week.
Charleston police have charged Brian Thomas Rogers, 23, of Stargazer Drive, Hanahan, with second-degree burglary and petit larceny in connection with Friday's break-in, police spokesman Charles Francis said.
Francis would not say how investigators tied Rogers to the crime, citing an ongoing investigation.
Rogers was arrested Tuesday at a West Ashley motel, Francis said. Court records show Rogers was charged with resisting arrest and receiving stolen goods. Francis said the latter charge is not related to the break-in at Mullen's home.
Rogers was free on bail at the time of his arrest in connection with a March case in which he was accused of larceny related to motor vehicle break-ins, court records show.
According to an incident report, Mullen's wife was arriving home about 3:45 p.m. when she saw a man running away from the rear.
Mullen's wife, Kedron Mullen, pulled into her driveway and when she opened her car door, she heard their home burglar alarm sounding, the report said. She entered the house through the front door to let their dog out and saw that a rear kitchen window was broken out. She then went back outside and called 911.
According to the report, a laptop was stolen, but the burglar apparently dropped it. The report lists it as having been recovered.
Police set up a perimeter around the neighborhood and tried to find the burglar, but were unable to find anyone at the time.
Mullen's home is in Schieveling Plantation, which is between S.C. Highway 61 and the Ashley River near Shadowmoss Plantation.
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