4 teens arrested in connection to 50-plus Lexington car tampering, theft incidents

Kerrion Daquan Feagins.  Photos from LPD.

Four suspects who were allegedly involved in a series of auto tampering and theft from motor vehicle incidents have been arrested, according to Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green. He announced the arrests Wednesday, that involved more than 50 unsecured vehicles in the Town of Lexington.

The incidents occurred early Sunday morning, August 19. The items stolen included handguns, a hunting rifle, credit cards, sunglasses, purses, wallets, prescription pills and mobile phones, according to the department.

Kerrion Daquan Feagins, 17, of West Columbia, and Shaniyah Raven Riley, 18, of Gaston, have each been charged with 11 counts of Theft from Motor Vehicle, three counts of Auto Tampering, 14 counts of Criminal Conspiracy and one charge of Financial Transaction Credit Card Fraud for purchases made with stolen credit cards from the incident.

Two juvenile males, ages 15 and 16, of Columbia, were also charged. Their cases were sent to the Department of Juvenile Justice and the 11th Circuit Solicitors Office, for follow up through Family Court.

Shaniyah Raven Riley

“These arrests close out cases that affected dozens of residents in six neighborhoods within the town of Lexington and it also highlights the need for everyone to remember the importance daily of safeguarding items of value by removing them from your vehicle, and ensuring that car doors are locked every night,” said Green.

Feagins was arrested August 29 and transported to the Lexington County Detention Center. He was given a $29,000 bond with a requirement of GPS monitoring when released from jail. Riley was arrested Wednesday and also transported to the Lexington County Detention Center. She was given a bond of $70,762.

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