Gaston woman charged in 2 incidents
LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County deputies have arrested a Gaston woman on charges related to two separate incidents last week.
Shelley Christina Shumpert, 32, is charged with first-degree assault and battery, and attempted armed robbery in connection to an incident April 21 in Swansea, according to arrest warrants. Shumpert is also charged with second-degree burglary and two counts of auto tampering after an April 24 incident in Gaston, according to warrants.
“Based on the information deputies gathered, Shumpert used a baseball bat in the April 21 incident,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “They’ve determined Shumpert swung a bat at a woman and smashed a window on the woman’s car.”
Shumpert demanded the woman’s car keys so she could unlawfully drive away in the car, according to Koon.
“A witness to the April 24 incident told deputies Shumpert entered two cars at a Blackville Road residence without permission,” Koon said. “The burglary charge stems from Shumpert entering the home where those cars were parked without permission and stealing a power tool.”
Deputies located and arrested Shumpert Sunday afternoon. She’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.