JUST IN: Burglary Suspect Found in Woods

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A man is behind bars after attempting to burglarize a Riverton shop, then running from authorities.

Just after 7 A.M. this morning The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspected burglary in the area of Route 66 and Southeast 60th Street.

A Riverton resident said he found a man in his shop.

The property owner fired a round into the ground to scare him off, and the suspect then ran into a wooded area.

Authorities searched the area and found the suspect just before 8:30. 

The man, who is currently unidentified, is now in custody.

No one was injured in the incident.

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