The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department arrested one man after he broke into a home on Oakwood Avenue in Anderson early Thursday morning.
According to the report, Joe Clinton Fowler, 42 of Anderson was caught in another family’s home after a neighbor alerted authorities that lights were on inside, which was unoccupied since the owner recently passed away.
Fowler was wearing gloves when deputies arrived and claimed he lived at that house, but later confessed that he lived near the area on Park St.
During the investigation deputies found a flat-screen television near the back door on a washing machine, along with a DVD remote control and bent-knife in Fowler’s pocket, which he admitted was used to break into the home.
A member of the homeowner’s family was notified about the break-in and officers waited with Fowler until they arrived to secure the home.
Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper had this to say in response to the arrest: “I’m proud of the way our deputies do their best to protect our citizens and their property. As a citizen myself, it’s comforting to know that they are out there 24 hours a day, doing what they can to keep our county safe.”
Fowler has been charged with first degree burglary and is being held at the Anderson County Detention Center. His bond has been set at $20,000.