A 26-year-old man is in jail for the seventh time this year after a burglary at the La Carreta Restaurant on Folly Road. It's also the second time he's been charged for a burglary at the restaurant.
Justin Sawyer of Fleming Road was booked into the Charleston County detention center Wednesday evening for the May 4 burglary at the restaurant. Officers arrived on scene on the morning earlier in the month and found the front door shattered and a rock lying inside the entrance way. The only item taken was the cash register.
Sawyer was out of jail after paying $10,000 in bond on a safecracking charge out of Folly Beach. Prior to that, he was released from jail after paying $32,000 in bond on charges of burglary, card fraud and violation of lottery regulations.
His total bond amount on two new charges of burglary second degree is $70,000.
A background check by SLED shows Sawyer had 12 arrests in South Carolina prior to Wednesday's arrest. His charges in those arrests included safecracking, receiving stolen goods, lottery ticket fraud, burglary, credit card fraud, petty larceny, shoplifting and trespassing. He was only convicted on the trespassing and petty larceny charges, and only faced fines in each case.