1st Degree Burglary Charged

 The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested a suspect in connection with a 1st Degree Burglary in Upper Laurens County earlier this month. 32-year-old Thomas Preston Jenkins of 200 Valley View Drive, Fountain Inn and/or 101 Felton Drive, Fountain Inn is charged with 1st Degree Burglary and Grand Larceny. Investigator Keith McIntosh states that on July 9th Thomas Preston Jenkins entered a dwelling on Thompson road, Fountain Inn without consent and with intent to commit a crime therein. Jenkins allegedly entered the dwelling at night and/or armed with a deadly weapon. He allegedly took away jewelry, guns and electronics valued at approximately $3,200 from the location. Thomas Jenkins was held overnight in the Johnson Detention Center pending a bond hearing.