Two brothers have been charged in three separate burglaries at Joseph Keels Elementary School in Richland County, as well as two residential burglaries nearby.
The break-ins at the school occurred in November, May and the third of this month.
Sheriff Leon Lott says investigators received Crimestoppers tips and recovered forensic evidence at the scene after the latest break-in on August 3rd, which led them to interview Christopher Carroll – who turned 22 the day of the break-in – and 20-year-old Dustin Carroll.
They're currently in the Charleston County Detention Center on burglary charges, and the sheriff says they're now suspects in similar crimes in Richland County.
In that latest break-in at Keels Elementary this month, investigators say the brothers allegedly broke several doors and shattered windows to gain entry to offices, causing damages estimated at $1,500 to steal $5 in change from an office drawer.