Easley burglary suspect extradited from Tennessee

PICKENS — Pickens County Sheriff’s Office deputies extradited a man suspected in an Easley burglary from Tennessee last week.

According to chief deputy Creed Hashe, Randy James Bowman, 27, of Greenville, is charged with first-degree burglary, grand larceny and financial identity fraud in relation to a September incident that happened at a home on Mandy Trail in Easley.

Bowman was recently arrested by the Kingsport Police Department in Sullivan County, Tenn., on unrelated charges, Hashe said, and Pickens County detectives traveled to Tennessee to interview him about the Easley burglary. On April 24, Bowman was brought back to Pickens County, where he was charged in connection with the break-in.

According to arrest warrants, police believe Bowman kicked in a door in the garage of the home on Mandy Trail on or about Sept. 13 and stole property from the house valued in excess of $10,000, including three long guns and one handgun. In addition, Bowman is accused of using checks belonging to one of the home’s residents without permission.

Warrants allege Bowman was in a relationship with a person who lived in the home and knew the residents would be away during the time of the burglary.

Bowman is being held without bond at the Pickens County Detention Center.