Two Men Arrested for Breaking Into Five Motor Vehicles
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives arrested a 22-year-old West Columbia man and 20-year-old West Columbia man on charges that the two men on Friday, October 5 broke into or attempted to break into five motor vehicles that were parked at four homes on Flinchum Place near West Columbia.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives arrested Samuel Xavier Guinyard, 22, of Ermine Road, West Columbia, and Robert Lee Jeridore, 20, of Ermine Road, West Columbia, on five counts each of breaking into a motor vehicle. Guinyard and Jeridore each were being held on Thursday, October 11 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $12,500.
Arrest warrants allege that at about 3:30 a.m. on October 5 Guinyard and Jeridore tried to break into four motor vehicles and broke into one motor vehicle, Metts said. The vehicles were parked at a total of four homes on Flinchum Place.
A witness contacted the Sheriff’s Department on October 5 and reported that two men were going to numerous motor vehicles parked at homes on Flinchum Place, lifting the door handles on the vehicles in order to determine whether they could enter the vehicles, Metts said. After deputies arrived in the neighborhood on October 5, deputies detained Jeridore as Jeridore tried to run away from the officers.
Deputies detained Guinyard on October 5 after they conducted a traffic stop in the neighborhood on a blue 1997 Toyota Camry in which Guinyard was riding as a passenger, Metts said. Officers saw several pairs of sunglasses as well as a car charger and ear buds for an iPod in the car’s back seat. In addition, deputies found several CDs and a large number of coins on Guinyard’s person.
Metts asked anyone with information concerning additional criminal activity involving Guinyard or Jeridore to contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).
Citizens who live on Flinchum Place and had items stolen from their motor vehicles also are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department so that detectives can return sunglasses and additional stolen property to the rightful owners, Metts said.