Cops: Machete wielding burglar stopped by man armed with shotgun

Manuel Reyes
Manuel Reyes

EDISTO ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a man who was attempting to rob a home on Edisto Island was stopped by the homeowner who was armed with a shotgun.

Deputies charged 33-year-old Manuel Reyes of Edisto Island with first-degree burglary.

On Friday morning around 2:30 a.m., deputies responded to a home on Clark Road for a report of a burglary in progress.

The homeowner said he saw a man inside his home armed with a machete. An incident report states that the homeowner then grabbed his shotgun and held the suspect until deputy's arrived.

The suspect initially told authorities that he was running from several people who were chasing him. Authorities say a check of the area did not reveal anyone in the area and the suspect couldn't provide any detailed descriptions.

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