1st Degree Burglary

   Laurens City Police served warrants yesterday charging a local man with 1st Degree Burglary and Criminal Conspiracy. 32-year-old Sidney Matthew Gentry of 32 Crescent Drive, Laurens had been arrested the previous day, pending warrants. In the warrants, Detective Tony Lynch states that Mr. Gentry committed the crime of 1st Degree Burglary by breaking into another man’s residence in the 900 block of North Harper Street last year between June 24th and 28th. He allegedly stole and took away a large assortment of power tools. Detective Lynch further alleges that Sidney Gentry conspired with another man to break into that residence. During arraignment yesterday, cash or surety bonds were set on the two charges totaling $15,000. Sidney Matthew Gentry remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.