Orangeburg man charged with burglary, kidnapping

Orangeburg man charged with burglary, kidnapping
Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - An Orangeburg man has been charged with burglary and multiple counts of kidnapping after intruders broke into a home last week, deputies say.

Brandon Berry, 21, has been charged with first-degree burglary, four counts of kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, and possession of a weapons during a violent crime. Berry was taken into custody on Thursday.

Residents at a Throne Drive home called 911 on February 27 after three armed men broke into their residence.

The residents said that around 10:20 p.m. someone knocked on their door. As they went to open the door, the intruders forced their way inside the home, deputies said.

Once inside, one of the gunmen held the four occupants at gunpoint while the other two rummaged through the house.

The gunmen removed several pieces of electronics and shoes before forcing the occupants to their knees in a back room of the residence.

The occupants were then left inside the room with the door blocked by a mattress as the intruders fled, they said.

A bond hearing is scheduled for Berry on Saturday.

The investigation is ongoing, deputies said.

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