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.

Richard Clayton Sr.

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.

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