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      Accused burglar gets stuck in the mud, calls tow truck at crime scene

      Sheriff James R. Metts says deputies arrested Richard Walter Murray, Jr., 42, of Lexington on a charge of second-degree burglary.

      LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH) - A man attempting to leave the scene of a burglary has been arrested after the getaway vehicle got stuck in the mud.

      Sheriff James R. Metts says deputies arrested Richard Walter Murray, Jr., 42, of Lexington on a charge of second-degree burglary.

      Murray is accused of breaking into a home on Amicks Ferry Road around 5 a.m. Monday by kicking in the door, according to Metts.

      Authorities say Murray had to call a tow truck after his 2009 Saturn Vue became stuck in the mud. The homeowner's son lives across the street and noticed the commotion when the tow truck arrived. He contacted the sheriff's department.

      Items missing from the home, including an iron stove and electronics were found inside Murray's vehicle, Metts said.

      Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.