Camden man faces burglary charge

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Izzard leads police officers on chase

By Jesef Williams

A Kershaw County man was arrested here last week after he reportedly broke into a Lancaster home and then fired gunshots.

Justin Charles Izzard, 23, of Camden, has been charged with first-degree burglary.

Officers with the Lancaster Police Department came to a home in the 200 block of South Market Street at 8:45 p.m. Oct. 23, in response to gunshots fired there.

After speaking with three men nearby, officers heard several gunshots coming from farther south on South Market Street, according to a police department incident report.

While checking the area, an officer saw a man – later identified as Izzard – run to the rear of a home on South Market Street. The officer ordered Izzard to stop but he kept running toward the back door of the home, the report said.

Izzard then took off running east on Gay Street and then down Hines Alley. He ignored multiple orders from police to stop and lie face down on the ground, the report said.

An officer drew his pistol and aimed it at Izzard, ordering him to get down. Izzard refused.

Another officer then deployed his Taser on Izzard, who was then arrested.

An officer returned to the complainant’s home on Market Street. She said her next door neighbors were being loud so she went outside to tell them to be quiet, the report said.

She told police that Izzard then came over to her house and demanded that she open the door. She said he kicked in her front  door, started yelling and cursing at her and said “something was going to happen” if she called police, the report said.

She said Izzard broke out one of her windows as he left. She said he then fired a gunshot and then passed the gun to a unidentified person.

The report didn’t indicate that any person or object was hit by the gunshots. No injuries were reported.

As of last week, a bond hearing for Izzard had not been set.


Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152