Suspect behind bars after burglary spree

A Batesburg man is behind bars and facing charges after a rash of home burglaries in Lexington County, the Lexington County Sheriff’s said.

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Quindell Tyquan Dozier

Quindell Tyquan Dozier, 22, broke into homes in Batesburg, Gilbert, and Leesville and stole guns, jewelry, and electronics, according to arrest warrants.

Dozier faces two counts of first-degree burglary and three counts of second-degree burglary in connection with break-ins that happened in September and October, said Sheriff’s Capt. Adam Myrick.

“This series of burglaries happened during daylight hours at houses a bit off the beaten path,” Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Detectives felt early in the investigation that one person was hitting these homes. We’re glad to have made an arrest in these cases and returned some of the property.”

Koon recommended documenting serial numbers for firearms and electronics, which in some of the cases allowed deputies to locate and return the items to owners.

“When someone has taken the time to note serial numbers and can share them with us, it’s very helpful as we work to track stolen items and get them back to the owner,” Koon said.

Dozier was being held Saturday in the Lexington County Detention Center on a $130,000 bond.

Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Crime, Gilbert, Lexington, Lexington County, Local News

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