Homeowner fires shots at 3 suspects attempting to burglarize home in Aiken County, one suspect in custody

AIKEN COUNTY (WFXG) – Aiken County authorities say one man was arrested and two are still wanted after a morning burglary on Cobblestone Rd.

According to authorities, on Thursday, May 21, at 8:30 a.m. deputies responded to 407 Cobblestone Rd. after a homeowner reported he fired shots at three men attempting to break into his home.

Authorities say after they arrived at the scene, the homeowner said while walking his dog, he saw at least two men and two vehicles on his property. The owner said as he approached the suspects, he yelled and fired his weapon at them. The suspects then fled to their vehicles, one of which stalled on Cobblestone Road.

Authorities say the Aiken Bloodhound Tracking Team and additional deputies responded to the area to search for the suspects.

Around 9:52 a.m., the tracking team was able to locate James Franklin Fink Jr, in a swamp near Whispering Pines Rd. Fink was taken to a local hospital and treated for a gunshot wound to his left hand. Fink is currently being held at the Aiken County Detention Center where he will be charged with burglary in the 2nd degree and grand larceny.

Investigators have also identified 32-year-old Alister Keith Wingard and 23-year-old Brandon Lee Hall as additional suspects involved in the investigation.

Investigators have obtained warrants and are searching for Hall and Wingward