ONLY ON 2: Goose Creek couple rocked after man robbed home while they were sleeping
GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCBD) – A Goose Creek couple are rocked after a burglar spends hours inside their home ransacking it while they slept just down the hall.
Dean Sigler and his wife Theresa have lived on a quiet street in Goose Creek for the past few years. Everything changed on June 27 when they found themselves living a real nightmare.
“I believe it was divine intervention there that didn’t allow us to wake up,” says Sigler.
Sigler says if he or his wife had woken up during the home invasion, they would have come face to face with an armed burglar who ransacked their home for more than two hours. Sigler says someone could have been killed.
“He took the knives out of the kitchen and placed them in the house,” says Sigler. “Sharp knives in the different rooms where he was. He also took the softball bat. “
All filmed representing a frightening scene. The burglar entered through the garage and into the kitchen, searching the couple’s belongings.
“I stole a whole bunch of stuff from the garage and inside my wife’s house and car,” says Sigler. “It was anger that someone broke in and raped us.”
Goose Creek Police say Christopher Daniel Blocker, 28, was arrested miles away at a bank with all of Sigler’s belongings minutes after the family woke up and realized what had happened . Court records show Blocker was arrested six times between 2015 and 2019 on similar charges ranging from burglary to theft.
Blocker was arrested in a Federal Credit Union REV near the Siglers’ home. The police report details the incident showing that Blocker entered through the garage, placed an umbrella in front of the man’s door to prevent people from seeing what was going on.
Blocker then walked through the house, filling suitcases with items from the house before loading them into Theresa Sigler’s car and leaving. Sigler, his wife and their five dogs slept throughout the meeting.
Sigler says something needs to change in a system that captures and releases repeat offenders through a letter he sent to Lowcountry prosecutors and law enforcement agencies. Among those on the letter are the Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester County District Attorneys’ Offices, the Goose Creek, City of Charleston and Summerville Police Departments, and the Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Sheriff’s Office.
In the letter, Sigler says repeat offenders should be held to more accountability and stiffer penalties rather than just probation.
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“When do we decide that probation isn’t working, that they need to be held accountable and serve their sentence,” says Sigler.
Sigler, later angry and frustrated, says Blocker needs to be held accountable, but he would be the first to forgive him.
“I would tell him he needs to go to jail and serve his sentence and when he gets out I’ll be the first one standing there with my hand saying I’m ready to help you get sober, get sober and we’ll go.” from here, ”says Sigler.
Sigler hopes his letter to Tri-County prosecutors will inspire a change in the system to hold repeat offenders like the one who broke into his house to account.
Blocker remains booked at the Berkeley County Jail on $ 40,000 bail.