Police officers with Winnsboro Department of Public Safety have arrested and charged a 17-year-old with burglary second degree following a series of July 7 break-ins on Congress Street.
Officers responded at 9:30 p.m. July 7 to a break-in at the Speedee Wok restaurant at 138 North Congress St.
The owner reported that $300 had been stolen from the establishment. The building’s door was damaged from a forced entry as well.
Winnsboro Investigator Mike Carrell received an anonymous tip that the suspect, Tyrell Guinyard, of 604 Hudson St. Winnsboro, had gone into the restaurant.
When officers acted upon the tip and asked Guinyard’s mother if they could search her son’s room, she voluntarily allowed them to do so.
According to Winnsboro Police Chief Freddie Lorick, the search produced evidence from the SpeeDee Wok.
Lorick then said that evidence led to Guinyard coming to the police station and admitting to entering the SpeeDee Wok three times that night.
Guinyard was released from the Fairfield County Detention Center on Wednesday after posting a $7,500 security bond.
The Speedee Wok break-in was the only one the suspect confessed to, according to Lorrick.
He said the other break-ins that occurred over the weekend along Congress Street remain under investigation.