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Monday, December 19, 2011

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives on Friday, December 16 arrested a 27-year-old man on charges that the man broke into Gilbert Elementary School, 314 Main Street, Gilbert, at about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives arrested Jason Daniel Kelley, 27, who does not have a permanent address, on a charge of second-degree burglary. Kelley was booked at the Lexington County Detention Center at 12:58 a.m. on Friday. Kelley was being held on Friday at the county Detention Center on an $80,000 bond.

An arrest warrant alleges that Kelley broke into the school by using a decorative stone to shatter two exterior windows, Metts said. Kelley stole hand-held radios, over-the-counter pain medication and school supplies. Kelley also used a dry erase marker to write several profanity-laced statements on walls inside the school.

Detectives later found a backpack and hand-held radios in Kelley’s possession that had been reported stolen from the school, Metts said.

Under South Carolina law, second-degree burglary is a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison, Metts said.

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