LEXINGTON,SC (WACH) - A Leesville woman and a West Columbia man are accused of numerous thefts in Lexington County.
According to Sheriff James Metts, Lexington County Sheriffâ??s Department deputies arrested a 31-year-old Leesville woman and 33-year-old West Columbia man Tuesday on charges they broke into two storage buildings Tuesday on private property on Cedar Grove Road near Leesville.
Corenia Marie Hanna, 31, of Leesville is charged with third-degree burglary and unlawful neglect of a child by a legal custodian. Henry Stokes â??Treyâ?? Moseley, III, 33, of West Columbia is charged with third-degree burglary and receiving stolen goods.
Hanna and Moseley were being held Wednesday at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting bond hearings, Metts said.
Arrest warrants say on Tuesday Hanna and Moseley broke into the two storage buildings on Cedar Grove Road with the intent to steal items that were stored in the buildings, Metts said. Deputies later found a metal detector, portable electric shop fan and a wood statuette in a truck that Moseley possessed and operated. The items had been reported stolen from the storage buildings.
An arrest warrant further alleges that at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday a man who rented storage space at the Cedar Grove Road property found Hanna on the property without any legal reason to be present on the property, Metts said. The man, who was armed with a firearm, confronted Hanna, who had a baby boy under the age of 1 in her custody when she and Moseley broke into the two storage buildings. The baby boy later was placed in his grandmotherâ??s custody.
Detectives also served Moseley with an arrest warrant that they previously had obtained for Moseley on charges that at about 1:30 a.m. on July 16 Moseley received at his home a utility trailer that contained $4,000 worth of motorcycle equipment, Metts said. The trailer and motorcycle equipment were reported stolen from Covenant Community Church on Old Orangeburg Road near Lexington. The trailer was stolen between July 13 and July 15.
Deputies with the Sheriffâ??s Department K-9 Unit and their K-9 police dog partners tracked Moseley down at a home on Ansel Caughman Road and arrested him without any trouble, Metts said.
Anyone with information about additional criminal activity involving Hanna or Moseley to contact the Lexington County Sheriffâ??s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriffâ??s Department website.