Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers arrested Barney Sherlock, 45, of 1242 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, South Carolina after he allegedly pushed his way into a 90 year old woman’s home this month. Sherlock claimed to have been working on nearby power lines and gained entry into the home, saying he needed to check that she had power. Once Sherlock made his way into the home, he took a jewelry box reported to be full of costume jewelry.
Sherlock was charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of simple assault on a handicapped person, assault on a female by a male over 18 years old and an open container of alcohol.
A $50,500 secured bond and is scheduled for a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on Tuesday.