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Burglary suspect caught by armed homeowner

Posted: November 6, 2017 5:17 p.m.
Updated: November 7, 2017 1:00 a.m.
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Nicholas Xavier Hull-Martinez

An armed homeowner caught a burglary suspect and held him at gunpoint until law enforcement could get to the scene, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office press release.

At about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Nicholas Xavier Hull-Martinez, 21, whose last known address was on Lakeshore Drive, Camden,and charged him with breaking into a motor vehicle, possession of burglary tools and possession of a firearm on school property, according to the press release.

“The armed homeowner did a commendable job in catching this thief,” Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews stated in the press release. “This is a good example of a lawfully armed citizen taking reasonable steps to protect his life and property.” 

According to the press release, at about 5 p.m. on Saturday, a homeowner who resides 

on Wildwood Lane in Lugoff observed Hull-Martinez walking away from the homeowner’s vehicle with two duffle bags and a rifle that belonged to the homeowner. The homeowner challenged Hull-Martinez, who immediately fled on foot carrying the stolen property.

Acording to the press release, Hull-Martinez attempted to jump over a fence at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, he got hung up on the fence. This gave the homeowner enough time to catch up with Hull-Martinez. The homeowner produced his own pistol and held Hull-Martinez at gunpoint while awaiting Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies who arrived shortly thereafter and took Hull-Martinez into custody.

Hull-Martinez was transported to the Kershaw County Detention where he appeared before a magistrate on Tuesday and remains in jail on a $60,000 bond.

Hull-Martinez has previously been arrested for malicious injury to personal property (multiple counts), public disorderly conduct, simple possession of marijuana, burglary, grand larceny, possession of a firearm by certain persons unlawful and breaking into a motor vehicle, according to the press release.


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