Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has arrested three men in connection with break-ins at two homes on Collins Court near Irmo.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said deputies arrested Brandon James Glover, 17, of Piney Woods Road, Columbia; James Eddie Reeves, 20, of Smokey Joe Court, Lexington; and Matthew Jay Walker, 19, of Meggett Road, Irmo. Each were arrested on two counts of second-degree burglary.
They are being held at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting bond hearings.
Deputies began investigating a break-in at a home on Collins Court at 12:38 Monday, Metts said. The homeowner told deputies that he returned to his home at 12:30 p.m. and found that someone had turned on a television and had taken a Nintendo Wii video game system that was attached to it.
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The homeowner saw a vehicle parked outside his neighbor’s home on Collins Court and called the Lexington County Communications Center, providing dispatchers with a description of the vehicle as well as the vehicle’s license plate number, Metts said. The homeowner then saw the vehicle drive away.
Officers stopped a car and arrested its passgengers after they spotted a tan Chevrolet Malibu sedan traveling on Press Lindler Road that matched the vehicle's description, Metts said.
Deputies reported finding a pink flip cellular telephone, a black cellular telephone, $200 in $20 bills, $10 in $1 bills, $20 in $5 bills, assorted coins, eight earrings, one silver pendant with the initials “LHW” engraved on it, a gold tennis bracelet, a pearl bracelet, a set of keys, a pearl necklace, one gold pin, a Strawberry Shortcake child’s watch and a black topaz pendant, Metts said.
Officers also said they found a silver Seiko woman’s watch, seven gold rings, a gold necklace with a purple stone, a gold bracelet, a copper bracelet, a gold key and eight earrings, a MX 45 440 stainless steel lock-blade knife with a black grip and a Mario Palomino cigar box that contained two cigars.
Metts said the case remains under investigation.
Metts asked anyone with information is asked to call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-559-TIPS. Information can be provided anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).
-- From Staff Reports