Arrest Made in Break-Ins

Rahmon Loyal

WINNSBORO (Feb. 9, 2017) – A Columbia man was arrested last week and charged with a string of break-ins dating back to last September.

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office said Rahmon Loyal, 27, of Bailey Street, Columbia, was arrested Feb. 2. At press time, Loyal was still being held at the Fairfield County Detention Center after his bond was set at $90,000.

Loyal is charged with the Sept. 12 break-in at the A-1 Save and Go at 1913 Highway 321 N. in Winnsboro. According to the report, Loyal allegedly broke out a window near the front door during the early morning hours and stole 34 cartons of cigarettes and other items worth $2,330. The damage to the window was estimated at $1,160.

Loyal is also charged with the Sept. 18 break-in at the Lebanon Mart at 6058 Newberry Road. Loyal allegedly broke in the glass front door causing $1,500 in damage and stole cigarettes and other items worth $1,800.

On Dec. 15, Loyal allegedly returned to the Lebanon Mart for a second round, smashing his way in to the tune of $1,015 in damage while stealing cartons of cigarettes worth $4,040.

The Sheriff’s Office said Loyal may also be connected with similar break-ins in neighboring counties. He faces three charges of second-degree burglary.


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