LORIS, SC (WMBF) – Two men were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Loris home over the weekend, which led to a reported chase and shooting.
According to Horry County Police Department arrest warrants, Rodney Allen Owens, 51, and Daniel Van Bryan, 46, both of Conway, were each charged with second-degree burglary.
The incident happened in the 7300 block of Hucks Road in Loris on Saturday afternoon, according to an HCPD incident report. A man told police he was getting his mail when he saw a strange vehicle in the back of his neighbor's yard.
Then, the property owner and his son drove into the yard, the report stated. The son jumped out and chased two suspects from the home.
Those suspects got into a gold Mazda and drove off, the report stated. The witness wasn't sure what was happening until the property owner yelled, "They are breaking into my house."
The property owner chased the suspects and said they fired two rounds from a pistol at him, according to the incident report. He then rammed the back end of their vehicle in an attempt to stop them from getting away.
The man who was renting the home from the property owner told police he was at work at the time of the break-in. The only things he noticed to be missing was a washer and a bottle of oxycodone pills, which had been prescribed for back pain, the report stated.