WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster couple last week after an investigation revealed that weapons and other items were taken from a Westminster home of a Walhalla City police officer.
Christopher William Underwood, 28, and 26 year old Brandy Nicole Underwood, 26, both of 308 Theo Martin Road, were charged with grand larceny and first-degree burglary.
Christopher Underwood also was charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm.
A deputy responded to a home on Oliver Road around mid-afternoon Aug. 12 about a reported burglary. The complainant told the deputy that a relative of his was at the home while workers were doing work there.
The complainant said his relative heard two individuals, identified as the Underwoods, talking.
Christopher Underwood asked the owner’s relative about the house and a utility building on the property. The relative said both the house and building were not for sale. The relative talked with Brandy Underwood while Christopher Underwood reportedly went through the house.
The investigation showed that Christopher Underwood left the house with two bags and put them in a mini-van.
Several items from the house were taken, including multiple weapons, electronic items and law enforcement identification. The items were taken to a separate location.
According to investigators, all the items except the electronic items have been recovered.