Armed Burglary Suspect Arrested
Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Casey Wayne Faile, age 30, of Lancaster, last night, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, after pursuing him with a K-9 unit in the Camp Creek community. The female resident of 3027 Camp Creek Road noticed Faile, whom she did not know, in her driveway when she prepared to leave her home about 7:30 p. m. She asked him to leave the property. When she returned home about an hour later, she found one of her dogs, which usually are confined, running loose in her yard. She opened her front door to enter the home and found Faile inside her home. She confronted Faile, whose hands were bloody, and told him to get out. He hesitated, and she began pushing him out the door. Faile grabbed a backpack and a long gun which did not belong to the victim and ran away. The victim shut and locked her door and dialed 911.
Deputies responded and found several other items which did not belong to the victim scattered about. The K-9 unit tracked a scent, and witnesses reported seeing Faile near Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. Deputies found him near the church in a kneeling position along a fence line behind a fence post. He had a sawed off .410 gauge shotgun and threatened to shoot the deputies several times as he repeatedly refused commands to drop the shotgun and show his hands. Deputies continued to talk with Faile to convince him to surrender, and he eventually laid down the shotgun and was taken into custody without further incident. No shots were fired, and no one was injured although it does appear Faile was bitten by the victim’s dog. Drugs were found on his person when he was searched. Faile is charged with Burglary First Degree, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime, Threatening the Life of a Public Official, and Possession of Controlled Substances.
Sheriff Barry Faile said, “We had a very dangerous and volatile situation last night from the moment the victim walked in on Faile in her home until he was taken into custody. Ten deputies responded to this call and participated in the search for and apprehension of Faile. I applaud the victim for being observant and giving us good information which allowed us to find Faile and make sure we had the right person. I also applaud our deputies for acting professionally and using their training effectively to bring this incident to a conclusion without significant injury to anyone.”
Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or www.sccrimestoppers.com.