Deputies find gator and guns at Berkeley County fugitive's home

VIDEO: Ladson man facing charges after alligator, stolen items found in home
Source: BCSO
Source: BCSO
Source: BCSO
Source: BCSO

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County deputies found an alligator and numerous stolen goods including guns at a fugitive's home in Ladson.

Investigators arrested 29-year-old Robert Lee Moore on existing warrants relating to stolen goods.

Moore's arrest stems from a tip deputies received about the fugitive at an address on Atlanta Road.

Deputies reported finding Moore hiding under the bed, and on top of the bed was an AR-15 style rifle with an obliterated serial number which was stolen in North Charleston.

According to deputies, a search resulted in deputies locating a Taurus P22 pistol which was stolen from a Berkeley County address and a shotgun stolen from Florida.

A tablet computer, stolen from St. Louis, was also located.

"The search also yielded 13 gross grams of methamphetamines, a stolen motorcycle and an alligator, yes – an alligator," BCSO officials said.

Detectives on scene called DNR to help with the 2 1/2 foot gator which was found in an aquarium tank.

BCSO officials say additional charges have been filed against Moore with more to follow.

Moore was locked up at the Hill Finklea Detention Center. He is currently being held on 4 surety bonds totaling $52,125.

"If you know someone who is wanted and would like to make some money for the holidays or just help out, you are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111," BCSO officials said.

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