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Man charged with 15 counts of vandalism

Spree ranged from Historic Camden to West DeKalb Street

Posted: April 26, 2018 5:12 p.m.
Updated: April 27, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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Jordan Rasheed McKeever

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday night after he reportedly admitted to committing 15 acts of vandalism over two nights at a dozen sites in downtown Camden. According to CPD incident reports, officers arrested Jordan Rasheed McKeever, 245, of Laurens Street, Camden.

McKeever is accused of:

• Damaging at least four windows at the Kersahw-Cornwallis House at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, as well as an outside light, causing an estimated $700 worth of damage, between 10 and 11 p.m. Tuesday.

• Using an unknown object to break the driver’s side window of one vehicle, throwing a cinder block through the rear window and using a small brick to damage the windshield of a second vehicle parked at Cantey Foundation Specialists on Commerce Alley sometime before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, causing a total of $2,500 worth of damage.

• Using blocks of asphalt and concrete to damage two windows and a wall of the Cantey Foundation building, which faces Rutledge Street, causing another $2,500 in damage.

• Shattering the entire back windshield of one vehicle with a brick, shattering a rear passenger window to another and the driver’s side window of a van with a cinder block at JP Automotive on West DeKalb Street sometime before 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, causing $1,500 worth of damage.

• Shattering two glass entrance doors to the former 2nd Chance Solutions building on the 1400 block of Broad Street with two pieces of concrete sometime between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, causing $500 worth of damage.

• Using a gravel rock to create three gouges in a glass door, but not shattering or completely breaking through it at Dancin’ On Broad at 833 South Broad St., between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, causing $100 in damage.

• Using a rock to break two windows at M&M House of Hair Care on York Street sometime before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, causing $500 in damage.

Around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, officers received a call about four African-American men vandalizing mailboxes belonging to businesses along West DeKalb Street, including Sherwin Williams ($50), Camden Heart Center ($100), TitleMax ($50), Subway ($50), and M&L Monuments ($50).

Officers located the suspects -- McKeever, an 18-year-old man, 19-year-old man and 14-year-old male juvenile -- on Chestnut Ferry Road near Wateree Boulevard. McKeever reportedly had an air pistol in his waistband along with a rocks in a pocket and backpack. Their descriptions generally matched descriptions of suspects involved in the other acts of vandalism. After interviewing the men at the scene, an officer determined McKeever needed to be further questioned at CPD headquarters.

Officers released the other two men from the scene and escorted the juvenile to his mother. After interviewing McKeever at headquarters, where he reportedly confessed to being the sole perpetrator of all the acts of vandalisms, officers transported him to the Kershaw County Detention Center.

The detention center’s website did not yet list any bond for McKeever at deadline Thursday.

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