Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – Law enforcement officers in Alabama have taken two men into custody after they located the car that was stolen early Tuesday morning in a Lexington crime. Those men were driving the victim’s car. They were booked into the Auburn, Alabama jail where police officers are working to positively identify them as the suspects who committed the Lexington crime before they can bring them back to Lexington County.
Law enforcement officers from South Carolina were enroute to Alabama to process the vehicle they were driving Thursday morning. Early Tuesday, two men forced their way into a home on Martel Drive. Police say they robbed the woman who lived there, held her, at one point, against her will, stole her vehicle and then attempted to use her credit card at a Wal-Mart.
Police put out a nationwide alert via the NCIC system that included the license tag number for the women’s car. Apparently, officers in Alabama had cause to run the car’s tag and got a hit on the alert Wednesday. Alabama officers contacted Lexington officers, who confirmed they were searching for the stolen car. The men were taken into custody pending positive identification.
Corporal Cameron Mortenson of the Lexington Police Department said early Thursday that he was preparing to release more information after hearing from officers working in Alabama. We have asked for the men’s names and their booking photos if they are positively identified as the suspects in the Lexington crime. Hopefully, details on why officers in Alabama ran the car’s tag will be included in the official release. Law enforcement is trying to ascertain if the car was used in any other crimes anywhere else.