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Aiken man gets 15 years for 2017 burglary in Wagener

January 11, 2019

An Aiken man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a burglary that occurred in Wagener in November 2017.

Timothy Soderberg, 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, according to court records.

He was also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime, but that charge was dismissed in accordance with his guilty plea.

The judge sentenced Soderberg to 15 years in prison Tuesday.

On Nov. 3, 2017, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 6000 block of Wagener Road in reference to a burglary, according to the report.

Deputies spoke with the 54-year-old victim who claimed multiple items, including three guns, had been stolen from his home while he was not there, the report states.

The victim’s brother told investigators he arrived at the residence and saw a white Ford pickup parked outside the house with two men sitting inside, according to the report.

Shortly after arriving, the victim’s brother said he saw the suspect exit the home with two long guns, get in the truck and flee the area, the report states.

The victim’s brother said he assumed the suspect had permission to be at the home at first, but after speaking with his brother realized he had witnessed a burglary, police reported.

He told investigators he recognized all three suspects and identified them to police.

Following an investigation, it was determined Soderberg was the suspect seen exiting the house with the stolen weapons, according to the report.

On Nov. 15, 2017, Soderberg was arrested and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he was held until his hearing Tuesday.

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