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Man Who Broke Into Charleston's Police Chief House Says Arrest Saved His Life

7:35 AM, Feb 6, 2014   |    comments
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A man who broke into the home of Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen more than two years ago says the arrest saved his life.
 
Twenty-six-year-old Brian Thomas Rogers says he intended to steal items to buy drugs when he broke into Chief Greg Mullen's home in July 2011.
 
Rogers says his diversion into a drug court program after his arrest saved his life.
 
He graduated from the program Wednesday, dressed in a dark suit, white shirt and light blue tie. He also got to shake Mullen's hand.
 
Rogers' guilty plea was withdrawn and all charges were dropped after his completion of the drug program.
 
The program includes work, making restitution, treatment, meetings, fees, education, community service and regular drug tests.
 
Rogers is finishing an associate degree.

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