One arrested, other suspect still at large in residential burglary case
Two men have been identified by authorities in connection to a burglary that occurred earlier this month at a residence that has been broken into twice since last year.According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, Maurice Lorenzo Culbreath, 26, of Briarwood Road in Trenton, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and grand larceny.The second suspect, Roger Sentel Culbreath, 27, of Holmes Pound Road in Johnston, is still at large, according to a press release.The burglary occurred April 23 at 801 Springfield Church Road in Trenton around 11:30 p.m. Two men were caught on a surveillance camera installed inside the home.According to reports, they knocked on the door, and, when it was evident that nobody was home, they tried to forcibly enter through the front door. After an unsuccessful attempt, they kicked in a rear door.Televisions, laptops, video games, jewelry and guns valued at more than $6,500 were stolen from the home, according to reports.Both suspects were identified through residents' tips and confirmed through fingerprints, according to the release."This is a good example of citizens getting involved and helping us identify and hold accountable those responsible for crimes in our community," said Sheriff Michael Hunt in the release.This was the second burglary the homeowner experienced within a year. The home was broken into on Sept. 9, and two men were also caught on camera.Hullit Brandon Boyd, 19, of Courtney Road in Trenton, was apprehended Sept. 20 for that crime and was sentenced to 20 years in prison in February.Anyone with other information about the April 23 burglary is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at (800) 922-9709. Individuals also should call CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1,000.Amy Banton is the city beat reporter and has been with the Aiken Standard since May 2010. She is a native of Rustburg, Va., and a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman's College.