Clemson police make arrest in string of apartment burglaries

CLEMSON — Clemson police arrested an 18-year-old man last week in connection with a series of recent apartment burglaries.
According to a release, the Clemson police department began investigating a series of apartment burglaries during the night and early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 21. That investigation led to the identification and charging of a suspect with three counts of second-degree burglary.
The Clemson PD then put out bulletins to local media and surrounding area law enforcement agencies asking for assistance in locating and apprehending the suspect, Stevie Donavan Bennett, Jr..
Bennett, who has two known addresses, at 1708 Northlake Dr. in Anderson and 119 Hope Dr. in Clemson, was arrested during a traffic stop in Anderson on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 23.
Clemson officers retrieved Bennett that night and transported him back to the Clemson City Jail.
Further investigation led to the original charges of second-degree burglary being amended to a charge of first-degree burglary.
Bennett will be detained at the Pickens County Detention Center pending further charges and a bond hearing by a Circuit Court Judge