INMAN — Brian Thomas Griffin, a convicted intercourse offender, has been charged with the theft of 65 stolen firearms from his deceased grandfather.
The preliminary report of his needed standing was reported within the Oct. 16 version of the Anson Document.
Griffin, 29, had been sleeping on a mattress in a Polkton residence beside the grandfather’s residence, with neighbors reporting seeing him make a number of journeys out and in of his grandfather’s residence the evening earlier than the firearms have been discovered to be lacking on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Conscious of a residence in Spartanburg County, SC linked to the suspect by his girlfriend, thirty-four yr outdated Tasha Lancaster, Anson County deputies reached out to Spartanburg Police on October 27, requesting help from their jurisdiction. Griffin didn’t register as a intercourse offender (he has a earlier conviction of first-degree rape and assault on a baby in Union County) when he relocated to an deal with on Lyman Rd. in Inman, South Carolina.
On November 9, deputies from Anson County Sheriff’s Workplace and Spartanburg Sheriff’s Workplace SC, together with an agent from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation situated Brian Thomas Griffin at a residence on Lyman Highway in Inman. Griffin shared the house along with his girlfriend, Lancaster, and one juvenile.
Deputies reported that after they entered the house they have been, “overwhelmed by the odor of feces and urine.” A complete of 12 canine and 1 cat have been situated inside the house with feces discovered masking the ground in each room and a number of the canine locked in cages.
A number of loaded firearms have been discovered, which have been accessible to the juvenile within the residence. Deputies have been capable of get better a number of firearms that have been reported stolen from Anson County. Spartanburg Sheriff’s Workplace shared that lots of the firearms recovered from the house have been loaded.
Griffin is charged as a fugitive from justice in NC, a intercourse offender registry violation, and one other intercourse offender registry violation from Spartanburg County.
Each Griffin and Lancaster have been charged with illegal conduct towards a baby. That baby has been positioned in DSS custody.
All animals situated on the property have been eliminated by Spartanburg County Environmental Companies and Animal Management and the home is now condemned.