Seneca man arrested for campus burglary
CLEMSON — Clemson University police arrested a Seneca man who they said entered a campus residence hall room and took items from a student’s purse.
Richard Clayton Sr., 44, was charged with burglary in the first degree, financial transaction card theft, both felonies, as well as with petit larceny less than $2,000 and trespassing after notice. Clayton, who already was on notice not to trespass on university property, is not a student or employee.
Police said he followed someone into the locked Manning Hall and entered a student’s room. Warrants said a wallet with debit and gift cards, a cell phone and keys were taken from the room.
Clayton is being held in the city jail on a surety bond.