Sheriff: Teen caught with stolen gun after breaking into cars
Published: Oct. 19, 2011 at 3:51 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2011 at 3:52 AM EDT
LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - Lexington County deputies on Tuesday arrested a West Columbia teenager for breaking into three unlocked motor vehicles at homes on Castle Drive near West Columbia.
Sheriff James Metts said deputies arrested Marcus Damato McCoy, 18, of West Columbia, on three counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, one count of petit larceny and one count of unlawfully carrying a firearm.
Arrest warrants allege that at about 12:24am Tuesday, McCoy illegally entered a 1995 Ford F-250 pickup truck, 1995 BMW and 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT that all were left unlocked at two different homes on Castle Drive. Metts said McCoy stole a $5 bill from one vehicle and a Clerke .22-caliber revolver from a second vehicle.
Metts said the owner of the Pontiac Grand Am saw McCoy inside her vehicle and contacted the sheriff's department. The car owner told deputies McCoy walked to a business on U.S. 1 near the Interstate 26 interchange in West Columbia.
Deputies detained McCoy in a parking lot at the business and found the revolver.
McCoy is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.
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