Answered By: B L
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2017     Views: 13

South Carolina's "Intruder Law" is spelled out in the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 17-13-20.  It states that "[a] citizen may arrest a person in the nighttime by efficient means as the darkness and the probability of escape render necessary, even if the life of the person should be taken, when the person: (a) has committed a felony;(b) has entered a dwelling house without express or implied permission; (c) has broken or is breaking into an outhouse with a view to plunder; (d) has in his possession stolen property; or (e) being under circumstances which raise just suspicion of his design to steal or to commit some felony, flees when he is hailed."