Burglary charges dropped against Walterboro store owner, 2 others

Thomas Major. (Source: Walterboro Public Safety)
Thomas Major. (Source: Walterboro Public Safety)

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - Burglary charges against a Walterboro pawn shop owner and two others stemming from an incident in November 2012 have been dropped due to lack of evidence, according to a spokesperson for the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

Daniel Brownstein with the Solicitor's Office says multiple counts of conspiracy to commit second degree burglary have been dropped against 31-year-old Thomas Major, 29-year-old Ronald Frost, and another man, Winston Smith..

Deputies originally said Frost and Smith burglarized homes around the Lowcountry between September 28 and November 5, 2012.

According to investigators, the stolen items were then taken to Major's store, The Cup of Tea, where they were then sold.

Brownstein says the charges were dropped do a lack of physical evidence.

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