Lexington County deputies have arrested two suspects connected to more than 30 car break-ins earlier this month as the search continues for a third subject accused of being part of the Georgia-based theft ring.
Quadriquez Malik Poole, 19, of Ellenwood, Georgia, is charged with 38 counts of breaking into vehicles, vehicle theft, second-degree burglary and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to arrest warrants. The name of the second suspect, who is also from Georgia, will not be released because he is under the age of 18.
“The break-ins from this case happened the first week of October at several places between the 1200 and 2800 blocks of Bush River Road,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “There was one burglary associated with this investigation that happened in that same area Oct. 6.”
A detective made contact with the two suspects hours after the burglary and arrested them after a short foot chase, according to Koon.
“We’ve recovered some of the stolen property and return it to the owners,” Koon said. “We got the car back, a gun, some electronics and a lot of debit and credit cards.”
Poole is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center. The juvenile suspect is being held by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.
Koon said more charges and arrests are likely as investigators continue to follow leads in the case.