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      Police searching for sword stealing teens

      Ronald Barton III

      COLUMBIA (WACH) ?? Two Sumter men suspected in a home burglary in which several firearms were reported stolen are being sought by police.

      Officers need the public??s help in finding Ronald Barton III, 17, and Jimmie Durant, 18. The last known address is 549 S. Sumter St.

      Both men are wanted in the January 22 burglary at a home on Lawson Street. Several firearms, three small swords and an electronic safe were reported stolen.

      Barton is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

      Durant is described as 6 feet tall, weighing 240 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

      Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-CRIMESC.

      Callers can remain anonymous.