Police arrest man accused in burglary, assault at downtown Charleston home

Police arrest man accused in burglary, assault at downtown Charleston home
Charleston police officers have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of a burglary and an assault at a home in downtown. (Source: AP)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police officers have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of a burglary and an assault at a home in downtown.

Authorities charged Chad Lavictor Simmons of Rivers Avenue with first-degree burglary, assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

Simmons' charges stem from an incident that happened on Sept. 20.

Police say around 3 a.m., a man heard a scream came from another room, then got into a brief physical altercation with the suspect.

“The suspect said he was in the wrong house and then ran outside,” Charleston police said."He was last seen running west on Radcliffe Street."

Police are continuing the investigation.

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