Beaufort man who stole weapons, jewelry gets prison time

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Beaufort man who stole weapons, jewelry gets prison time

2017-09-26

A Beaufort man who burglarized at least three homes has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

 

Deandre J. Major, 20, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 20, to three counts of second-degree burglary and possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine.

 

In March, Major burglarized homes on Battery Creek Road and Waverly Way, stealing weapons, jewelry and electronics.

 

“These people came home to find their homes ransacked,” Assistant Solicitor Leigh Staggs said.

 

Beaufort Police Department detectives discovered a fingerprint on one of the home’s windows, linking the break-ins to Major. Some of the stolen items were found in Major’s backpack.

 

Major’s record includes convictions of assault and battery, breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

 

Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen presided.

Duffie Stone

Solicitor Duffie Stone