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Suspect from overnight burglary in Lexington identified

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – Chief Terrence Green and the men and women of the Lexington Police Department are asking the community for assistance in locating a suspect that was involved in two burglaries along with the theft of a motor vehicle and theft from a motor vehicle incidents that occurred early Friday morning.

Overnight, at approximately 3:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of West Main Street for a suspicious white male subject who was seen in the area. While doing a property check of the Lexington Driving Academy and Deroin Tax & Business Service, an officer observed David Kemp Ferguson, 34 of Lexington, inside the business. When Ferguson saw the officer, he fled from the back door of the business running into the nearby woods. A perimeter was set up and a police canine was deployed. After an extensive search of the area, officers were unable to locate Ferguson.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified Ferguson as the burglar. Detectives believe that he stole a 2017 Nissan Sentra, drove it to the rear of the business, and begin to fill it with stolen items. Officers located items from the business and other vehicles in the parking lot inside the stolen Nissan.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Ferguson for two counts of Burglary as well as Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft from Motor Vehicle and Failure to Obey a Police Officer.

Anyone who knows where David Ferguson is or has additional information regarding this investigation, is asked to contact Detective Voravudhi at 803-358-1514.

Those with information can also contact Midlands Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or online at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click “Submit a Tip” tab. You can also download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device.

You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime.

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