BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) – An 18-year-old charged with first-degree burglary is now in custody, officials said.
Authorities found Jonathan Paz on Friday hiding under a bathroom sink.
According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), a warrant for Paz’s arrest was issued in late October. He’s accused of burglarizing a home in September, armed with a handgun.
BCSO said investigators received a search warrant for a residence on Amblewood Avenue after receiving credible information that Paz was inside the home.
Friday morning, authorities attempted to call Paz out of the home but were unsuccessful. They entered the home and around 10:55 a.m., found Paz hiding in the bathroom.
In addition to the first-degree burglary charge, he now faces a charge for resisting arrest.
Paz was booked into the Beaufort County Detention Center and will have a bond hearing Saturday, BCSO said.