A Crime Stoppers tip and a three-week long investigation led Texas police to a man who faces a series of serious charges.
On December 18, Beaufort County police were given an initial tip that led them to Bryan Dickerson, a man wanted on multiple felony drug and probation violation charges at the time.
According to WITN, Dickerson gave authorities a fake name while being questioned, then attempted to flee on foot. Officials said that Dickerson was tracked down shortly after and taken into custody.
Dickerson received charges for resisting an officer, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia; this was in addition to his previous warrants for trafficking opium or heroin, driving on a revoked or suspended license, and four felony probation violations.
Further investigation of the premises led to more charges. After searching Dickerson’s vehicle and his home, they found a trafficking quantity of crystal meth and a large quantity of new and unopened power tools.
Three weeks after the arrest, authorities found out that the tools were stolen from Fastenal in Easley, South Carolina, and were worth around $24,000. Shortly after this finding, authorities were able to connect Dickerson to 6 break-ins of that Fastenal location between July and December of 2016.
Dickerson was charged with possession of stolen goods and two counts of trafficking methamphetamine in Beaufort County, along with multiple breaking and entering charges in several different jurisdictions in South Carolina.
Dickerson is currently being held in the Beaufort County Detention Center on a $246,000 bond.
[Feature Photo: Beaufort County PD]