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Deputies arrest 2 in store burglary

Three Fountains, SC - Two Lexington men have been arrested in connection to a convenience store burglary early Tuesday morning in the Three Fountains area of Lexington County.

Brendon Axley Laymon-Malone, 19, and Joshua Nathaniel Nelson, 28, are charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny, according to arrest warrants.

“Someone called 911 after they heard glass shattering,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Deputies responded to the store and saw a front pane of glass broken out and some damage to the front door.”

Laymon-Malone was detained inside the store as he walked out of a back room, according to Koon. Nelson was detained in the back room.

“Deputies found some cash in Laymon-Malone’s pockets,” Koon said. “The store’s owner arrived on the scene and reported cigarettes, lottery tickets and electronic cigarettes were missing.”

Koon said other people were possibly involved in the break-in.

“We’d like community tips about who else might be a part of this incident,” he said. “Crimestoppers is always anonymous and it’s the best way to share that information with us. Call 888-274-6372 or use the Crimestoppers app. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.”

Lawson-Malone and Nelson are being held in the Lexington County Detention Center while they await a bond hearing.



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