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The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Elgin Police Department arrested two people they say are responsible for breaking in to nearly a dozen vehicles in the Town of Elgin and in unincorporated Kershaw County.
Officers arrested 26-year-old David Allen Richardson and 19-year-old Haley O’Ryan Pearson.
The report said during the evening of April 24, and early on April 25, about a dozen vehicles were broken in to and stereos, jewelry, binoculars, various electronics and tools were stolen. On the morning of April 25th the owners of these vehicles contacted both law enforcement agencies to report the break ins and thefts.
Investigators reviewed asurveillance video at a location in Elgin and along with other evidence, and was able to identify Richardson as being one of the suspects in one of the Elgin break-ins.
Later that morning, the Kershaw County investigator conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by Pearson, with Richardson as the passenger, the report stated. Investigator say they observed many of the items that had been stolen during the break ins in the back of the van in which Pearson and Richardson were riding.
Pearson and Richardson were taken into custody and both were transported to the Elgin Police Department to be interviewed. Both individuals provided investigators with statements in which they admitted to breaking into the vehicles and stealing the items that the officers recovered.
Pearson and Richardson were transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center. They will both be charged with numerous counts of breaking into motor vehicles, petty larceny and criminal conspiracy and will remain in the Kershaw County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.
Richardson has no prior criminal record. Pearson has previous arrests for marijuana, shoplifting and public disorderly conduct.