SC firefighter charged in burglary

SWANSEA, S.C. — A Lexington County firefighter has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested on burglary charges.

Fifty-seven-year-old Ben Tillman Crider Jr. of Swansea was charged earlier this week with second-degree burglary and petit larceny of less than $2,000.

County administrator Joe Mergo says Crider is a paid firefighter and is on leave.

Crider is accused of breaking into his landlord’s warehouse and taking about $1,300 worth of merchandise.

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