Teenager Found in Stolen Car, Arrested on Burglary Charges after Break-In in Chapin
A 17-year-old from Little Mountain, SC was arrested by the Lexington County sheriff’s department on burglary charges, and for possession of a stolen vehicle.
At 8:30 AM on December 12th, Charles Jacob Leo Frick, with two 16-year-old friends, broke into a home in Chapin and stole jewelry, silver coins, and various other items, totaling $2300.
Nearly an hour later, Frick was found in a stolen 2006 Chevrolet Impala, which police in Atlanta, GA had reported missing. Investigators believe that Frick stole the vehicle in Georgia, drove it over the state line to Little Mountain, and there continued his crime spree.
Burglary Charges and Juvenile Delinquents
Deputies recovered the stolen items from Frick’s home, as well as the homes of the 16-year-old boys. They also found mail that had been reported stolen from outside some Chapin homes.
The boys’ names will not be revealed because they are minors, and are charged as juveniles. However, the two boys still have burglary charges to face – second-degree burglary and criminal conspiracy, to be exact. Officials suggested that the 11th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office prosecute the boys in family court in Lexington County.
Frick is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center, waiting for a bond hearing. He is charged with second-degree burglary, criminal conspiracy, receiving stolen goods, and petit larceny. The two juveniles who helped him have been released to their grandparents’ custody.
Burglary Charges in Lexington County – You Need Strong Legal Help
In the United States, burglary is prosecuted either as a felony or as a misdemeanor. The crime involves trespassing, theft, and sometimes vandalism. In South Carolina specifically, second-degree burglary charges involve breaking into a building or dwelling with the intent to commit a crime. Second-degree burglary charges often involve weapons, but not necessarily. Regardless, second-degree burglary is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than fifteen years, and the defendant should be eligible for parole after serving at least 1/3 of the sentence.
If you have received burglary charges, or other criminal charges in Lexington County, you will need a lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies of local law. The Strom Law Firm can help with burglary charges in Lexington County, and
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