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Thursday, December 13, 2012

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies on Tuesday, December 11 arrested a 34-year-old Columbia man on charges that the man attempted to unlawfully enter three motor vehicles on Fox Fire Drive, near Columbia.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said deputies arrested Timothy Paul Henderson, 34, of Columbia, on arrest warrants on three counts of breaking into a motor vehicle. Henderson was being held on Wednesday at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.

An arrest warrant alleges that late Tuesday evening, Henderson attempted to unlawfully enter a 1992 Buick Sentry that was parked outside a home on Fox Fire Drive.

An arrest warrant also alleges that Henderson attempted to unlawfully enter a 2001 Nissan Maxima that was parked outside a home on Fox Fire Drive.

An arrest warrant also alleges that Henderson attempted to unlawfully enter 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse that was parked outside a home on Fox Fire Drive.

Residents of the neighborhood on Fox Fire Drive witnessed Henderson attempting to gain entry into the vehicles by force, and contacted the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies arrived at approximately 10:00 p.m. to find the Henderson had been detained by citizens where he was arrested.

Metts asked anyone with information about additional criminal activity involving Henderson to call 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).

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