Suspect sought after iPad stolen from Burke HS student

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a 25-year-old who is accused of stealing an iPad from a Burke High School student.

According to an incident report, three Burke High School students were walking home Tuesday just before 4 p.m. when they were approached in the area of Rutledge Avenue and Race Street by 25-year-old Kouvarius Butler.

Police say Butler offered to buy the victim's iPad. While looking at the iPad, Butler refused to give to give it back and walked away.

Authorities say Butler has a history of taking iPads from students, and has previously been arrested for pointing and presenting a firearm.

According to a separate incident report, Butler approached another Burke High School student on October 30 and asked the student about their iPad. When the student began to walk away, he saw Butler put his hand on a pistol while continuing to ask about the iPad.

Butler has been seen driving a silver Chevy Impala with paper tags.

If you have any information on the suspect's whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

The school district released a statement Friday afternoon. Spokesman Jason Sakran said "Burke High School takes these incidents very seriously and has been working in partnership with the City of Charleston Police Department. There is a heightened sense of awareness on campus. School leadership has asked all teachers to speak to their students about these incidents and are encouraging students to be vigilant."

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