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Teens accused of breaking into cars
Thursday, May 3, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Crimestoppers tip led Columbia Police to arrest four teenagers accused of breaking into cars in the King's Grant neighborhood.

On Monday, 18-year-old Jackson Bowlin was arrested at his home in Hopkins. Officers arrested 18-year-old Jacob Barlow at South Region Headquarters Tuesday. 18-year-old Matthew Corley was arrested at his home in Forest Acres Tuesday. And officers caught up with 18-year-old Thomas Hanshaw at A.C. Flora High School Tuesday.

Charges against them range from auto breaking to criminal conspiracy and financial transaction card fraud. As the investigation continues, detectives say additional charges could be filed.

Bowlin, Barlow, Corley and Hanshaw are accused of breaking into several vehicles in a King's Grant parking lot last month. Police say they took guns, electronics, wallets and clothing from the vehicles.

At least one of the teens is accused of using a stolen credit card to buy a video game system. Some of the stolen items have been recovered.

More King's Grant residents are reporting similar incidents to the Columbia Police Department. If you have any information that can help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/18065688/teens-accused-of-breaking-into-cars

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