07/10/2013 - Property Crime Investigators make arrest in Burglary/Peeping Tom Case

The Property Crimes investigators at the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest today in a burglary/peeping tom incident from June 26, 2013, at 1906 Duncan Reidville Rd., Reidville, SC, 29375. Brian Joseph Troxtel, W/M, DOB: 100686, 495 Silver Lake Rd., Duncan, SC, 29334, was arrested earlier today at his home and served with warrants for the offenses of Burglary – 1st Degree, and 2 counts of Eavesdropping. On June 26, 2013 between the hours of 2:05 and 2:35 AM, 2 young adult sisters and their mother were at home when they heard noises in their home. When they got up to investigate, they discovered a W/M suspect hiding behind a bedroom door. When one of the victims shouted out that she had a gun and was calling the police, the suspect exited their home through the same bathroom window which he initially used to gain entry. Numerous deputies initially responded to the scene, but after they left, suspect came back to the house at 5:50 AM that same morning. By this time, the victims’ father was at the home and caught suspect on the front porch peeping in the windows of the home again. The father was armed with a pistol and attempted to detain the suspect, but the suspect took off running, and the father fired the pistol several times at him. Troxtel was developed as a suspect when one of the victims relayed to investigators that she had received some unwanted and strange Facebook messages from him, and he matched the description of the suspect the victims gave. Subsequent investigation revealed Troxtel fled Spartanburg County immediately after the incident and went to Lakeland, Florida, where he was treated at a hospital there for 2 non-life threatening gunshot wounds. His appearance at that hospital led to law enforcement there becoming involved in the investigation. It appears because of their involvement, Troxtel returned to this county. Because he is charged with Burglary – 1st Degree, a circuit court judge has to set his bond on that charge. The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Lakeland Florida Police Department for their assistance in this investigation. The victims also politely request that they not be contacted by any media outlet, as this incident has been a traumatic one for them.