CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on Saturday arrested a man accused of breaking into an Adams Run home after he was shot by a home owner.
According to CCSO, deputies responded to a home on Mauss Hill Road around 3:30 a.m.
Two people who were in the home at the time said that a man broke a glass panel on the front door then climbed in the home. The homeowner shot at the burglar — identified as Lawrence Butler Jr. (37) — hitting him in the left arm. Butler’s injuries were non-life-threatening.
When deputies arrived, they found Butler lying in the home near the door. They also found a small bag of cocaine, which they determined belonged to Butler.
He told authorities “that he had consumed drugs and alcohol and was fleeing a nearby party when he broke into the home.”
Butler was taken to the hospital and, upon release, is expected to be charged with first-degree burglary and cocaine possession.
The residents were not hurt and are not expected to be charged.