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City of Columbia Police Department
Thursday June 9th, 2011 :: 10:12 a.m. EDT

Advisory

TWO SUSPECTED BURGLARS ARRESTED AFTER GOOD SAMARITAN CALLS IN TIP

The Columbia Police Department (CPD) and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) announce the arrests of two individuals accused of breaking into a home in the Rosewood community and stealing electronics.

24-year-old Darren Archie (DOB: 5-20-1987) is charged with First Degree Burglary and Grand Larceny and 37-year-old Terrell Ontwan Moseley (DOB: 8-3-1973) is charged with Second Degree Burglary and Grand Larceny.

The suspects are accused of breaking into a home on the 4000 block of Hickory Street near Deerwood Road in the Rosewood community at approximately 2 o’clock in the afternoon on June 8, 2011. A concerned citizen witnessed two individuals breaking into a home and called police.

The Good Samaritan gave police a description of the two suspects and their vehicle. As a result, the suspects were spotted near the Washington Park community and were pulled over by Richland County Sheriff’s deputies on Aster Street. Columbia Police officers and RCSD placed Archie and Moseley under arrest. During the traffic stop, officers found electronic equipment in the backseat of the vehicle including a flat screen television and a laptop.

Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott commends the citizens’ quick action by calling the police and assisting with this case. Chief Scott says, “This is positive community involvement. We always encourage citizens to help law enforcement by letting us know when crime happens, especially in their own backyards. Crime reduction is a collaborative effort. We are all working to improve the quality of life for residents in the city.”

Chief Scott extends his gratitude to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and his deputies for assisting CPD with this investigation.

Chief Scott encourages citizens with information about crime to call text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.

LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red "Submit a tip” tab.

Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

“REMEMBER YOUR CALL COUNTS!”

Archie and Moseley were both booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and are awaiting a bond setting.

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City of Columbia Police Department
Justice Square
Columbia, SC 29201

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 803-252-2911

Interim Executive Officer E. J. Morgan
Columbia Police Department
ejmorgan@columbiasc.net
803-545-3500

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