Fort Mill police have arrested a local man for breaking into Fort Mill Elementary School earlier this month and stealing computers, iPads and a camera.
Steven Jon Dycus, 42, was charged Wednesday night with burglary, grand larceny and receiving stolen goods.
The burglary happened Aug. 8 with a school surveillance video showing the suspect wandering through several hallways in the middle of the night. It’s unclear how he got in.
School officials determined that four Chromebook computers, three iPads and a Sony Handycam camera were missing.
Photographs of the suspect, taken from the surveillance video, were distributed to school officials, staff members and others.
On Wednesday night, a school staff member told authorities that a man matching the description of the suspect was entering the Quik Trip convenience store at Highway 160 and Springfield Parkway. Detectives confronted Dycus, searched his bag and located an iPad stolen from the school, a press release says.
Dycus confessed to entering Fort Mill Elementary School and taking the listed items. A search of his home at 1502 Highway 160 East led to the recovery of all of the items.
Dycus is a registered sex offender with convictions for indecent exposure and secret peeping from 2006 and 2007.