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Thursday, January 26, 2012

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a 19-year-old Leesville man on charges the man stole two Global Positioning System (GPS) devices and three diamond rings from motor vehicles that were parked outside two homes on Pond Branch Road near Leesville.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said deputies arrested Michael Joseph Doyle, 19, of 148 Marcellus Road, Leesville, on two counts of breaking into a motor vehicle. Doyle was being held on Thursday, January 26 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $10,000.

At 10:49 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, deputies went to a home on Pond Branch Road in response to a call from a citizen concerning a motor vehicle break-in, Metts said. Deputies found that a citizen who lives on Pond Branch Road had detained Doyle.

Deputies found Doyle possessed numerous items, including one Insignia GPS device, one Garmin Nuvi GPS device and three diamond rings worth $2,600 that had been reported stolen from motor vehicles that were parked outside two homes on Pond Branch Road, Metts said.

Metts asked anyone with information concerning additional criminal activity involving Doyle to call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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