SUMTER, SC (WIS) - The Sumter Police Department said a repeat-offender is arrested in connection with several December vehicle break-ins.
30-year-old Tyrone Jackson was arrested and charged Wednesday with four counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, one count of financial card transaction card theft, and one count of financial transaction card fraud with a value of less than $500.
Major Alvin Holston said a similar vehicle was seen leaving the scenes of the four incidents. The first occurred on December 8th in the parking lot at Thai House on Bultman Drive. The second happened on December 18th in the Sumter Little Theater parking lot on Haynsworth Street. The last two occurred on December 19th in separate vehicles the same location.
Around 10:00 Wednesday night, Major Holston said officers spotted a vehicle on Broad Street, matching the description of the suspected vehicle, and conducted a traffic stop.
Jackson is being held in the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. His bond was denied, and he's expected to be in court again on February 21st.
Holston said additional charges are pending.
Jackson does have a prior record with similar behaviors. He was convicted on more than 50 counts of vehicle break-ins stemming from incidents between 2000 and 2009.