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Three men charged for auto break-ins

Posted: March 9, 2017 5:30 p.m.
Updated: March 10, 2017 1:00 a.m.
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The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) arrested three men Wednesday in connection with 11 vehicle break-ins that were reported Tuesday in or adjacent to Camden’s Mill Village community.

According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Jonathan William Ray, 22, of Mt. Hebron Road, Cassatt; Sean Michael Taylor, 21, of Mill Creek Road, Bethune; and Dakota Shane Daugherty, 21, of Oak Hill Road, Camden. Each of the men is charged with multiple counts of breaking into motor vehicles and criminal conspiracy. Taylor is additionally charged with possession of a stolen handgun.

“This situation was quickly resolved due to excellent cooperation and coordination between KCSO deputies and Camden police officers,” Sheriff Jim Matthews said. “Once again, I strongly suggest that citizens do not leave items of value in their vehicles overnight. Vehicle break-ins are becoming more and more common.”

According to the press release, Kershaw County 911 dispatchers received notice of multiple vehicle break-ins early Tuesday morning in the city of Camden and in unincorporated Kershaw County just outside of the city limits. KCSO deputies and Camden Police Department (CPD) officers set up a perimeter in the area where the break-ins had taken place. Officers from both agencies soon captured Ray, Taylor and Daugherty. The KSCO reported that Daugherty and Taylor were both wearing backpacks containing items stolen from the vehicle break-ins.

KCSO investigators determined that Taylor, Daugherty and Ray had broken into at least 11 vehicles in areas under the jurisdiction of the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office. They also charged Taylor with possession of a stolen handgun after searching the area where Taylor had been immediately prior to his arrest.

According to CPD Chief Joe Floyd, his officers are charging all three men with three counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and one count each of attempted house break-in and felony financial card theft.

Taylor, Daugherty and Ray are currently being detained in the Kershaw County Detention Center awaiting bond hearings.

According to the KCSO, Taylor has no known previous arrest record. The press release listed Ray has having been previously arrested during his adult years for breach of peace, public disorderly conduct, driving under suspension and burglary. The KSO said Daugherty has previously been arrested in Florida for possession of controlled substances, aggressive battery with great bodily harm, fleeing to elude (high speed), obstruction of justice/ tampering with a witness, probation violation and resisting an officer without violence.



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