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Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested two men on charges that the they unlawfully entered a warehouse on Bray Park Road near West Columbia and stole an industrial-grade steam cleaner that the men later tried to sell for scrap metal at a metal recycling company.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said deputies arrested Isaac Allen Beverly, 41, of Columbia, on arrest warrants on charges of third-degree burglary and petit larceny. Deputies also issued Beverly a citation on a charge of driving a motor vehicle with a driver’s license that had been suspended. Beverly was being held on Tuesday, February 19 at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.
Deputies also arrested Larry Allen Hourihan, 45, of Gaston, on arrest warrants on charges of third-degree burglary and petit larceny, Metts said. Hourihan was being held on Tuesday at the county Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.
Arrest warrants allege that on Monday Beverly and Hourihan unlawfully entered a warehouse at 210 Bray Park Road and stole an industrial-grade steam cleaner that was worth about $1,000, Metts said. Deputies later arrested Beverly and Hourihan at CMC Recycling at 603 Godley Street, Cayce, where Beverly and Hourihan tried to sell the steam cleaner for scrap metal.
At about 12:14 p.m. on Monday, deputies responded to a call concerning a burglary that was in the process of being committed at the Bray Park Road warehouse, Metts said. Witnesses told deputies that the burglars drove away in a green pickup truck that had a homemade utility trailer attached to the rear of the pickup truck.
Deputies went to CMC Recycling and saw a green 1998 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck parked at the business, Metts said.
Deputies found Beverly and Hourihan in the pickup truck and a small motor that had been removed from the industrial-grade steam cleaner in the utility trailer.
Metts asked anyone with information concerning additional criminal activity involving Beverly or Hourihan to call the Lexington County Sheriff’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 Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).