Man charged in 6 burglaries in Anderson Co.

James Michael Burton
James Michael Burton (From: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)

ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – Anderson County deputies have arrested a man they say broke into 6 different places in that county from May 4 through June 26.

30-year-old James Michael Burton has been charged with three counts of third degree Burglary, two counts of second degree Burglary, one count of first degree Burglary, Trespassing, and Breaking into a Motor Vehicle.

Deputies say Burton stole electronics from a home on Pollard Drive on May 4, a cash register from the US Post Office on South Main Street on May 20, and $45 worth of candy from a Dollar General on S. Main Street on May 22.

Deputies also say Burton stole two televisions and a gun from the 4 Hermanos Restaurant on South Murray Avenue on May 31st and a laptop, bank cards, and checks from Winks Garage on West Moore Street on June 21.

According to deputies, Burton broke into farm equipment and tried to get into a warehouse on the property of Southern States Farm Equipment on West Murray Avenue on June 26.

Burton is currently being held at the Anderson County Detention Center on $60,460 bond.

Detectives say they are trying to determine if Burton is involved in any other unsolved burglaries in the area.

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