Home invasion suspect arrested

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)– Berkeley County officials arrested Willie B. Crumpton Jr.

He was wanted for armed robbery and kidnapping.

On Sunday, deputies say they responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the the 1700 block of Black Tom Road.

It was reported there was possibly a hostage in the home and a weapon involved.

Reports say victims were in the home when a man came onto their porch asking for a fuel can. A short-while later a man, believed to be the same man, burst into the home with a firearm and tied the victims up. He was reportedly with another man.

The two men allegedly then went room to room in the home looking for valuables and any money. They say the men took belongings and fled the home.

Responding deputies allegedly intercepted the suspect vehicle but the vehicle failed to stop for deputies.

The suspects reportedly bailed on foot and were tracked by Berkeley County Sheriffs’s Office canines.

The second person has not been caught or  identified.

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