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 File.
Griffin, 29, had been sleeping on a mattress in a Polkton house beside the grandfather’s residence, with neighbors reporting seeing him make a number of journeys out and in of his grandfather’s house the evening earlier than the firearms had been discovered to be lacking on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Conscious of a residence in Spartanburg County, SC linked to the suspect via his girlfriend, thirty-four 12 months previous Tasha Lancaster, Anson County deputies reached out to Spartanburg Police on October 27, requesting help from their jurisdiction. Griffin did not 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 handle 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 together with his girlfriend, Lancaster, and one juvenile.
Deputies reported that after they entered the house they had been, “overwhelmed by the odor of feces and urine.” A complete of 12 canines and 1 cat had been situated inside the house with feces discovered masking the ground in each room and among the canines locked in cages.
A number of loaded firearms had been discovered, which had been accessible to the juvenile within the house. Deputies had been capable of get better a number of firearms that had been reported stolen from Anson County. Spartanburg Sheriff’s Workplace shared that lots of the firearms recovered from the house had 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 had been charged with illegal conduct towards a baby. That little one has been positioned in DSS custody.
All animals situated on the property had been eliminated by Spartanburg County Environmental Providers and Animal Management and the home is now condemned.