At the time Officer Scott Hill sought a warrant for defendant’s arrest, Hill knew that tobacco products were kept behind the counter of a convenience store. When watching the store’s security footage, Hill saw the perpetrator climb over the counter to steal tobacco products. While police were on the scene, the store manager discovered and alerted officers to a tobacco product that contained dried blood; forensic testing indicated that the blood matched plaintiff. These facts, within Hill’s knowledge, were sufficient to warrant a prudent person, or one of reasonable caution, in believing that plaintiff had committed the burglary.
We affirm summary judgment for defendants.
MacDonald v. Anderson County Sheriff’s Office (Lawyers Weekly No. 003-039-22, 7 pp.) (Per Curiam) No. 21-6225. Appealed from USDC at Anderson, S.C. (Henry Herlong, S.J.) Donald Smith for appellant; Steven Pruitt for appellees. 4th Cir. Unpub.