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Most Wanted suspect captured in West Ashley


An anonymous tip led to the capture of a Live 5 News Most Wanted suspect Friday. Charleston County sheriff's deputies arrested 32-year-old Corey Lee Wyland at his West Ashley home after a tip received by investigators.

Wyland was wanted on charges of obtaining property by false pretenses and receiving stolen goods.

"Wyland pawned some firearms quite a few of them. These firearms were stolen and they came back to a burglary that occurred West of the Ashley," said Charleston County Sheriff's Deputy Reggie Sharpe.

Investigators say Wyland took the weapons to a pawn shop and the people there had a hunch the guns didn't belong to the suspect.

"Stolen firearms usually end up used in other crimes, murder and on down to any type of other crime," Sharpe said.

Deputies say the day before the burglary Wyland went to the victim's house and asked her about possibly buying the guns. She didn't want to sell them and the next week, the guns were gone along with jewelry and antique silver coins.

"It's likely that either he's the thief himself or at least he was in possession of the stolen property so he could know the whereabouts of the other missing items as well," Sharpe said.

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