- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A Horry County special education teacher has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in Surfside Beach.

Surfside Beach police said in a news release Sunday that 45-year-old Bion Legrand Shoemaker III was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of second-degree burglary to a residence and one count of auto breaking.

Police Chief Rodney Keziah says they have recovered stolen property linking the suspect to the burglaries that happened over the last several months. He says additional charges are possible.

Horry County Schools representative Teal Britton says Shoemaker started at St. James High School in 2011 and transferred this year to Socastee High School, where he teaches special education.

Shoemaker is on administrative leave pending an investigation.



It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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