Suspects arrested for stealing firearms and swords

Ronald Barton III

COLUMBIA (WACH)â??A second Sumter man suspected in which firearms were reported stolen has been arrested.

Ronald Barton III, 18, turned himself in Friday morning and was charged with burglary-1st degree. He is the being at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Both Barton and Jimmie Durant were wanted in connection to a Jan. 22 burglary at a home on Lawson Street.

Firearms, three small swords and an electronic safe were reported stolen in that incident.

Durant, 18, was arrested Tuesday at a residence on Gate Street, after officers received an anonymous tip that he was in the area.

He also charged with burglary-1st degree and is held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.