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Two Sumter men have been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary at a Sumter convenience store where an assortment of State Education Lottery Tickets was stolen.
Sumter Police say 23-year-old Marvin McBride was charged with burglary 1st degree and false passing of stolen lottery tickets, and 25-year-old Johnathan Goodman has been charged with property crimes 3rd or subsequent offense for possession of stolen lottery tickets.
Sumter Police arrested the men Monday morning after they attempted to redeem the lottery tickets at a convenience store in Dalzell, SC.
The report said the lottery tickets were stolen during a burglary Sunday morning at 4:20 a.m. at Sumter Mini Mart and Tobacco located at 330 N. Main St.
The burglary was reported several hours later when the owner noticed the break-in, the report stated. It was reported that an assortment of $3, $5, and $10 lottery tickets were taken.
Police say evidence found at the scene also helped link McBride to the burglary.
Both men are currently being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center where they are awaiting a bond hearing on the charges.