Two arrested after burglarized Summerville home and stealing over $2,500 worth of items

According to a Summerville Police Department incident report, Officers responded to a burglary at 116 East Jones Street on Nov. 22 and spoke with a victim who advised his house had been burglarized and over $2,500 worth of items had been stolen. officers reported the residence was in disarray, a guitar was missing and a box of ammo had been stolen. Officers also noticed a lit candle inside a bedroom closet and evidence someone had been laying in the bed. A few hours later, a man told police he believed people were living in his vacant building on 74 College Street. Police entered the residence to find Billy Joe Stephens, 36, of Summerville, and Brittany Alexandria Carmon, 31, of Summerville, sleeping on a mattress. Officers found the guitar taken from the East Jones Street address, along with other items placed in bags and storage containers. Police found two meth pipes and a bag of meth that Stephens admitted belonged to him. Stephens also admitted he and Carmon had been stealing from the East Jones residence to, “sell the items in order to keep a roof over his and Brittany’s heads.” A total of $2,551 worth of items were stolen, including a DVD player, guitar, guitar case, black tote, cosmetic organizer, electronics, various cosmetics, portable charger, camping gear, stainless steel cups, a Tic-Tac-Toe game, portable scanner, digital camera, a Yahtzee game, a blanket, a light, a North Face jacket, a box of rings, a box of diamond earrings, other jewelry, bolt cutters, two backpacks, a Nintendo Gameboy and a lawnmower. Camron was booked into the Chattooga County Jail, charged with first-degree burglary and theft by taking. Stephens was booked into the Chattooga County Jail, charged with first-degree burglary, theft by taking and possession of methamphetamine.

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