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Police: Aiken man charged with stealing items, including pit bull dog

August 10, 2018

An Aiken man was charged Thursday in connection with an investigation into stolen items from a Palm Drive residence, including a dog. The incident occurred in June.

Julius Bryan Dorman III, 42, of the 800 block of Rutledge Road, is charged with stealing a dog and possession of a stolen vehicle, more than $10,000, according to jail records.

Officers with the Aiken Department of Public Safety responded to a residence on the 700 block of Palm Drive in Aiken on June 19 around 4:30 p.m. in reference to an escort call, where a 44-year-old Aiken man was evicting his ex-girlfriend from the home, according to the report.

Upon arrival, the victim told officers he opened the door and found several items had been taken from the home without his permission, the report states.

The victim said someone had stolen his bedroom mattress, a generator, an RC airplane, a guitar, his pit bull mix dog and his two vehicles, police reported.

A neighbor on Palm Drive told police she witnessed three men pull up to the home the night before and take the items, according to the report.

On June 30, the victim had reported all of his items stolen and found out they were all at the suspect’s home on Rutledge Drive, the report states.

Officers went to the Rutledge Drive home and spoke with the homeowner who claimed Dorman and the victim’s ex-girlfriend showed up at the house with two new vehicles and all kinds of different items, police reported.

The victim identified many of the items stolen from him at the scene. Officers allowed him to take possession of his vehicles and the pit bull, which was also found at the residence, according to the report.

The victim had to petition the court for an Order of Claim and Delivery to receive the rest of the stolen items, police said.

Dorman was arrested on Thursday and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he was still being held Friday afternoon.

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