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Arrest Made in Merriwether Burglary, More Possible
web posted March 1, 2013
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield
Office arrested Jamichael Andre Freeman, 27, on Wednesday for his part
in the September 2012 burglary of a home on the 2200 block of
Martintown Road. More than $50,000 in rare silver coins were stolen in
addition to over a dozen weapons. Sheriff's Chief Investigator Randy
Doran said some of the weapons have been recovered, though the majority
is still unaccounted for.
Freeman, of Gloverville, SC, was arrested in Augusta, Georgia, about
three weeks ago on a probation violation there. The Sheriff's Office
was notified of his pending release and transported him back to
Edgefield County to be booked into custody on charges of burglary in
the first degree and grand larceny.
Three of the guns were recovered during an arrest, one was recovered
during a raid in Bettis Academy and another was recovered in Aiken
County since the burglary took place. "We even recovered two or three
guns he (the owner) did not even know were missing," Inv. Doran said.
"He had serial numbers for every gun he owns," which has aided the
The owner was out of town for the weekend and discovered the burglary
when he returned on September 16, 2012. Inv. Doran said the
investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are possible in
connection to the crime.
Inv. Doran said over $50,000 in silver coins dating back to the 1800's
have not been recovered at this time, however; they are working leads
as to where they were possibly sold. "We have a pretty good idea where
they went," Doran said.
Freeman has been held without bond pending a Circuit Court bond hearing
due to the severity of the charges.
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