Cody Christian Dean Lecroy
(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------An investigation into a home break-in, where three firearms were stolen, has led Investigators from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office to charge a Walhalla man with First Degree Burglary.
31 year old Cody Christian Dean Lecroy of Rock Crusher Road was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 8:35pm yesterday. Lecroy has also been charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the same investigation. At this time, Lecroy remains in custody in jail pending a bond hearing.
Deputies responded to an address on Big Brown Drive near West Union last Wednesday afternoon in regards to reports of a burglary. Deputies met with the victim and began an investigation.
Deputies discovered evidence that someone had forced entry into the residence and that three firearms, two rifles and a handgun, had been stolen along with a bowl that contained some change. The combined value of the firearms stolen, according to deputies, is approximately $2,200.00.
As the investigation continued and evidence was gathered in the case, it was determined that Lecroy had entered the residence without consent of the owner, with the intent to commit a crime and had stolen the firearms last week sometime between August 8th and August 10th.
An element of the crime of First Degree Burglary is that Lecroy was armed with a deadly weapon upon leaving the residence of the victim.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.