Suspect reportedly left behind more than he took


Not only did this suspect leave behind his fingerprint at a crime scene, but he also left behind his jacket. Better than that, it had his name on it.

According to a news release from Deputy Ken Bell, public information officer with Sumter County Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Jehrode William Hodge, of 1575 Robert Perry Road, was arrested and charged with burglary, second degree, pursuant to a warrant issued on May 31 and another on June 1.

The first warrant states that on April 21, Hodge reportedly entered an unlocked door in an enclosed area at S&S Muffler Shop, 100 Myrtle Beach Highway, and once inside, entered an unlocked 2001 Saturn. Hodge reportedly then stole speakers and amplifiers from the car valued at $2,700 but left behind a blue jacket with the name Hodge on it.

The second warrant states that on May 7, the suspect reportedly entered a residence in the 600 block of East Brewington Road by pushing a window air conditioner through the window and going through the opening. Once inside, Hodge reportedly stole a 32-inch Sony TV valued at $200. This time, investigators recovered Hodge's fingerprint.