Multiple agencies team up, make arrests in Maryville burglary cases

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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCIV) -- Authorities have arrested a man they believe is connected to a string of thefts that have been happening in the Maryville community.

Officials said the ongoing investigation covers multiple burglaries that have been going on over the past year.

The Georgetown Police Department, the 15th Judicial Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are working on the case. Friday morning, a task force of officers, including SLED agents, agents with the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, SC Parole and Probation, Drug Enforcement Unit, and investigators with the Georgetown Police Department, began making arrests.

Raekwon Shaheed Jarrell Grant, 18, is charged with Criminal Conspiracy and Unlawful sale of a Machine Gun.

Another man, 18-year-old Shyheim Rayquan Gardner is charged with Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy, Pointing a Firearm at any Person, Unlawful Sale of a Machine Gun, Unlawful storing, Keeping, or Possessing of a Machine Gun, Sale or delivery of a handgun to and possession by certain persons unlawful, stolen handguns, two counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine, Five counts of Distribution of Heroin, Trafficking Crack Cocaine, Trafficking Crack Cocaine within a half mile of a School and Distribution of Heroin within a half mile of a school. "The Georgetown Police Department would like to acknowledge the cooperation of our law enforcement partners who have assisted greatly with this investigation," officials said Friday. "Today's arrests would not have been possible without the cooperation of the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, under command of Sheriff A. Lane Cribb, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, under the command of Sheriff Al Cannon, and the 15th Judicial Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit led by Commander Bill Knowles."