Six arrested in Midlands home invasion linked to teen romance rivalry

07/18/2014 6:18 PM

07/18/2014 11:49 PM

Three Columbia adults and three underage teenagers have been charged in a home invasion Thursday that stemmed from an argument earlier in the day between two teen girls over a boy, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said.

Charged in the incident were Lenore Sharlene Jennings, 43, and Terrell Lamont Miller, 25, both of Jamil Road; Martha Nicole Pringle, 20, of Alcott Drive; and, two 15-year-old girls and a 15-year-old boy, who were not identified because of their ages.

The warrants charge that Jennings, armed with a stolen handgun, threatened the homeowner and an unknown number of children in the house when she and her five companions entered the home, through a carport entrance at a residence in the 5300 block of Bush River Road late Thursday night.

They allegedly went to the house to find and threaten the teenage girl who lives there and was one of the girls involved in the argument earlier in the day, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department spokesman John Allard said. Details of the argument were not available.

Authorities were called at 11:37 p.m. and tracked the six suspects down at a nearby convenience store, where they were all taken into custody.

Jennings faces charges of first-degree burglary, unlawfully possessing a firearm that had been reported stolen, unlawful possession of a firearm by a person who was convicted of a violent crime that is a felony and unlawfully carrying a firearm. Miller and Pringle faces a charge of first-degree burglary.

The three adults were being held at the Lexington County Detention Center. The three teenagers were being held at a S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Columbia.

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