Sheriff: Burglary suspect found asleep in car stolen from GA | Crime
The Lexington County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested a Little Mountain man on charges that he broke into a home on Stevens Creek Road near Chapin on Dec. 12, and stole jewelry, silver coins and other items worth a combined total of about $2,300.
Deputies say 17-year-old Charles Jacob Leo Frick was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary, criminal conspiracy, receiving stolen goods and petit larceny.
Arrest warrants allege around 8:30 a.m., on Dec. 12, Frick and two 16-year-old boys broke into a Stevens Creek Road home and stole jewelry, silver coins and other items from the residence.
Deputies say on Tuesday around 9:20 a.m., officers located Frick parked on Stevens Creek Road asleep in the driver’s seat of a 2006 Chevrolet Impala sedan that was reported stolen to the Atlanta Police Department on Monday, Dec. 17.
The report said deputies also found mail in the car that had been reported stolen from outside homes on Amicks Ferry Road near Chapin.
Investigators believe Frick stole the Chevrolet Impala in Georgia and drove the stolen car to Little Mountain.
Frick was being held on Tuesday at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.
Deputies say they will recommend that the 11th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office prosecute the two 16-year-old boys in family court in Lexington County on charges of second-degree burglary and criminal conspiracy.
Under South Carolina law, Sheriff Metts cannot release information that could identify the two 16-year-old boys because the boys are children. One of the 16-year-old boys lives near Irmo. The second 16-year-old boy lives near Chapin. The two 16-year-old boys were released into the custody of their grandparents.
Deputies recovered the stolen items at Frick’s home and the homes of the two 16-year-old boys, the report stated.