Orangeburg man accused of breaking into vacant motel room | Crime and Courts


Orangeburg man accused of breaking into vacant motel room | Crime and Courts

An Orangeburg man is accused of breaking into a vacant motel room.

Derrick Jerome Miller, 39, of 326 Ashland Drive, was charged with second-degree burglary on Thursday.

The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety alleges he broke into Motel 6 on John C. Calhoun Drive around 2 a.m. with the intent to stay in the room without paying.

Officers arrived on the scene after receiving a call about the break-in and found Miller inside, according to a police incident report.

The hotel’s management confirmed no one paid for the room and that Miller was not supposed to be inside, a warrant states.

The hotel’s management claimed Miller tried to break into the room the night before but was unsuccessful in doing so, the report states.

Police also allege he falsely identified himself. He was charged with providing false information to police.

Miller asked be transported to the Regional Medical Center because his fingers were feeling numb, the report said.

A doctor asked if he was a drug user. Miller then allegedly admitted he uses marijuana and cocaine.

Upon entry into the Orangeburg County Detention Center, officials found a blue plastic zip-lock bag on his person containing a white powdery substance, the report states. The substance will be tested.

A $5,000 personal recognizance bond was set on Miller on the burglary charge. Bond was set at $465 cash or surety on the charge of giving police a false report.


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