Two men are in jail for an alleged home invasion after a quick-thinking neighbor called police and gave a detailed description of their car.
Richland County Sheriffs deputies patrolling the neighborhood were able to spot the alleged burglars before they left the subdivision.
Darren Archie, 23, and Antonio Elleby, 22, are charged with second-degree burglary, attempted petit larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle, the Richland County Sheriffs Department reported. The two are in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Police said the men knocked on the door of a home off of Bluff Road at 8 a.m. Thursday and allegedly forced their way inside after no one answered. A woman inside the house heard the men and fled to a bathroom. She locked herself inside and screamed, the sheriffs department reported.
The men fled without taking anything from the house, but a neighbor noticed the men and their vehicle and called 911. As deputies tried to apprehend the men, they wrecked their car and ran into woods off Bluff Road, the sheriffs department said. They were apprehended within minutes.