Crime

August 19, 2014

Two suspects arrested for burglary crime spree in Lexington County, third suspect a minor

Detectives with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old in connection with a string of burglaries throughout Lexington County.

Detectives with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old in connection with a string of burglaries throughout Lexington County.

Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said Skylar Wolfgang Cary, 17, of Cayce, turned himself in at the department’s headquarters Monday for arrest warrants on two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of breaking into a motor vehicle and one count of grand larceny.

Detectives also arrested Alexander Devante Dickey, 19, of Cayce, on Aug. 13 McCarty said. He was wanted on arrest warrants for two counts of first-degree burglary and two counts of breaking into a motor vehicle.

Detectives have also obtained arrest warrants for a 16-year-old boy in connection with the burglaries. He will be charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree burglary, according to McCarty. Detectives are making arrangements for the boy to turn himself in.

Arrest warrants allege that on the morning of Aug. 8, Cary, Dickey and the 16-year-old unlawfully entered garages of two homes on Cedar Vale Drive, near Jessamine Road in the Oak Grove area. The suspects stole loose items from vehicles parked in the garages including loose change, a glass-break tool, a hand held video game system worth $150 and 300 CDs worth about $3,000, McCarty said in the release.

The warrants further allege that on the same morning, Cary and Dickey were recorded by a surveillance video camera unlawfully entering two vehicles located at a home on Sunny Vista Drive near Cedar Vale Drive.

Later during the crime spree, Cary allegedly stole a silver 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee worth an estimated $11,000 that was parked outside of a home on Cedar Valley Drive. The car was unlocked and had a spare key in the center console, according to the warrant.

McCarty said detectives received a tip from CrimeStoppers about the whereabouts of the Jeep and were able to locate Dickey driving the vehicle near Alexandria Street in West Columbia and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Dickey abandoned the vehicle and ran but was later arrested.

McCarty said both Cary and Dickey were transported to the Lexington County Detention Center. Cary was held on bail totaling $90,000. Dickey was held on $170,000 bail.

Detectives are continuing to investigate whether Cary, Dickey and the 16-year-old were involved in additional property crimes in Lexington County.

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