Three teenagers allegedly bought a revolver, a motorcycle and bike accessories, stereo equipment and video game systems with $37,000 stolen from a Chapin home, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said.
The money was reported stolen July 24 from a home in the 100 block of Midge Creek Court in Chapin, the department said. The money was inside a lock box.
An investigation led to a 15-year-old boy who used some of the money to buy a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson Airweight revolver, the Sheriff’s Department said. The 15-year-old’s name has not been released because he is a juvenile. He has been released to his mother’s custody after being charged with first-degree burglary, criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Two 16-year-old boys, Jessie Edward Miller of Wessinger Road and Devin Michael Sherer of Old Lexington Highway, have been charged with first-degree burglary and criminal conspiracy. They will be charged as adults, the Sheriff’s Department said.
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Deputies found a Kawasaki Pro Circuit dirt motorcycle, a stand, a motorcycle tire, Motocross goggles, a helmet and pants at Miller’s home. He allegedly bought the motorcycle and accessories with the stolen money, the department said. Investigators also found a 500-watt amplifier, WestC headphones, two Xbox video games and an Xbox controller in Miller’s home, and they allege he bought those items with the stolen money. Investigators are not sure how much money Sherer allegedly received or what he might have bought, said Maj. John Allard, a Sheriff’s Department spokesman.
Deputies also found $4,000 inside a brief case inside the home of a third 16-year-old. That teenager also helped the 15-year-old hide the revolver by burying it in the woods and covering the hole with sticks, Allard said. That 16-year-old has not been charged in the case.