(Walhalla, SC)-------------------------------------A Toccoa, GA man remains in jail today, on a combined $287,500.00 surety bond, after his arrest Sunday morning on outstanding warrants related to an investigation of break-ins of storage units.
34 year old Roger Laquerrius Neal, of Whisenant Street, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 6:18am on November 26th. Neal was charged with four counts each of Second Degree Burglary and Malicious Injury to Property as well as two counts of Grand Larceny. Neal was also served an outstanding arrest warrant on charges of Grand Larceny in regards to an investigation by the Seneca Police Department.
Neal is the second person arrested in this investigation. Back on September 12th, 25 year old Bradley Alexander Cleveland, of Harment Valley Road in Toccoa, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center after being transported from the Stephens County (GA) Detention Center. At this time, Cleveland remains in jail on a combined $128,500.00 surety bond on four counts each of Second Degree Burglary and Malicious Injury to Property as well as two counts of Grand Larceny.
The Sheriff’s Office investigation began on June 28th of this year after Deputies responded to a Storage Unit business on Toccoa Highway near Westminster in regards to reports of a burglary. Deputies were informed, upon arrival, that four separate storage units had been broken into back on June 15th of this year.
The investigation was turned over to an Investigator from the Property Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Based upon evidence that was obtained during the investigation, it was determined that Neal and Alexander had broken into four separate storage buildings, during the nighttime, damaging the padlocks securing each storage unit.
Neal and Alexander are also charged with stealing tools out of one storage unit while also stealing electronics and jewelry from a separate storage unit.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation. Both Neal and Alexander will be required to wear electronic monitoring devices, as a condition of bond, should they be released from jail.