1st Degree Burglary, Grand Larceny

A 1st degree nighttime burglary in June last year south of Hickory Tavern was alleged with a Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrest yesterday. 36-year-old Christopher Michael Massey was booked with an address on Bonnie Woods Drive, Greenville. A warrant lists and address on Liberty Street, Piedmont. In addition to 1st Degree Burglary, Massey was also charged with Grand Larceny, Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime and Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Convicted of a Violent Crime.

In warrants, Deputy David Staton said that on June 17th of 2018 Massey entered a dwelling in the 3,000-address range of Neely Ferry Road without consent and with intent to commit a crime therein. Massey reportedly entered the dwelling at night and obtained a firearm during the commission of the burglary. Mr. Massey then allegedly committed Grand Larceny by taking away jewelry, firearms, computer equipment and a 1998 GMC Jimmy with intent to deprive the owner. Items stolen were valued between $2,000 and $10,000.

In the two warrants alleging firearm violations, Deputy Staton indicates that Massey displayed what appeared to be a knife or firearm during commission of the violent crime last June. Further, as someone prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition, due to his conviction for a violent crime, Massey reportedly had in his possession four separate firearms during the commission of a burglary.

Christopher Michael Massey was being held overnight in the Johnson Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing on his charges.