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Two teens charged with multiple auto break-ins

Posted: June 25, 2015 4:31 p.m.
Updated: June 26, 2015 1:00 a.m.
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Mardave Hunter

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two young men Wednesday on charges of five counts of theft from a motor vehicle, one count of burglary and one count of petit larceny.

According to a KCSO press release, Tyrone Cook, 18, and Mardave Dawoo Hunter, 19, are accused of breaking into and stealing from several vehicles in the Cool Springs subdivision June 13. The KCSO said investigators were called to the scene to investigate the crimes. Also that morning, the Camden Police Department (CPD) investigated an armed robbery of a cab driver and other car break-ins in an adjoining neighborhood. The CPD ultimately arrested Cook and charged him with the armed robbery. They also arrested Hunter, who was in the neighborhood, and charged him with car break-ins which occurred within Camden’s city limits.

KCSO investigators believed Hunter and Cook were responsible for the car break-ins in the Cool Springs neighborhood and worked with the CPD to confirm their suspicions. Additional investigative work by KCSO investigators resulted in the recovery of some stolen items, and were able to positively place Hunter and Cook in the Cool Springs subdivision during the early morning hours of June 13.  KCSO investigators also tied Hunter and Cook to a home burglary that same night in Cool Springs, during which they broke into a home and were confronted by a person living there.

Cook and Hunter are already being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center on the CPD charges. Wednesday, KCSO deputies served additional warrants on Cook and Hunter and they will have to post bond on those charges before being released.

According to the press release, Cook has previous arrests for simple possession of marijuana, breach of peace, second-degree burglary, petit larceny and criminal conspiracy. Hunter was previously arrested for simple possession of marijuana, second  offense; and resisting arrest.

“It’s a shame that these two young men are starting their lives off the wrong way, especially at such an early age,” Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said. “With all of these charges they are looking at some serious prison time. We are duty bound to take criminals of all ages off the streets, but it is saddening to us when those we arrest are young people.”

 

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