4 charged after 50+ unsecured vehicles were tampered with in Lexington

4 charged after 50+ unsecured vehicles were tampered with in Lexington

LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - Lexington police have announced that four people have been arrested after allegedly being involved in a series of vehicle tampering and theft from motor vehicle incidents which involved more than 50 unsecured vehicles in Lexington.

Chief Terrence Green says Kerrion Daquan Feagins, 17, of West Columbia, and Shaniyah Raven Riley, 18, of Gaston, have each been charged with eleven counts of theft from motor vehicle, three counts of auto tampering, fourteen counts of criminal conspiracy and one charge of financial transaction credit card fraud for purchases made with credit cards that were stolen during these incidents.

Two teen males from Columbia, 15 and 16, respectively, have also been charged and these cases have been sent to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and the 11th Circuit Solicitors Office for follow up through family court.

"These arrests close out cases that affected dozens of residents in six neighborhoods within the Town of Lexington and it also highlights the need for everyone to remember the importance daily of safeguarding items of value by removing them from your vehicle and ensuring that car doors are locked every night," Green said.

Kerrion Feagins was arrested on Aug. 29, 2018, and then taken to the Lexington County Detention Center.  He was given a bond of $29,000 with a requirement of GPS monitoring when released from jail.

Shaniyah Raven Riley was arrested on Sept. 5, 2018, and taken to the Lexington County Detention Center. She was given a bond of $70,762.

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