Police: Fingerprints lead to burglary suspect arrest

Police: Fingerprints lead to burglary suspect arrest

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police arrested a 46-year-old North Charleston man after analyzing fingerprints recovered at the scene of a burglary.

Oliver Ragie Venning is charged with second degree burglary and grand larceny, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis. Venning was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.

Police say they recovered fingerprints at a home on Simons Street following a Nov. 3 burglary. Forensic investigators say those prints matched Venning's right index, middle and ring fingers, which led to his arrest.

The incident report states a burglar entered the home through a second story window and removed insulated copper wiring valued at $1,500, then entered an adjacent guest house and took tools valued at $1,262.

The home was being renovated at the time of the burglary, police say.

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