COLUMBIA, S.C. — A tip from an alert citizen helped Richland County deputies arrest four suspects in a car break-in in the Lake Carolina community, Sheriff Leon Lott said Monday in a press release.
All four are charged with vehicle damaging or tampering with a vehicle.
One suspect was released to his parents and awaiting a hearing in juvenile court.
The other three are Ronald Pringle, 18; Ronald Sumter Jr., 19; and Trayvon Felder, 19.
The arrests came after a citizen saw four young men checking vehicles along Dahoon Drive and taking items from them, Lott said.
Although the suspects fled when they saw the citizen watching them, deputies responding to the call located the suspects because of the description of the four, Lott said.
The Dahoon Drive neighborhood has been experiencing a rash of car break-ins in the last six months, Lott said.
Additional charges on the four could be forthcoming, Lott said.
Reach Monk at (803) 771-8344.