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Pelion man charged with multiple serious crimes

Pelion, SC (Paul Kirby) – A Pelion man has been charged with multiple serious crimes over the weekend. According to the Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, John Wayne McFatter, 30, is charged with two counts of kidnapping, armed robbery, assault and battery, burglary, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

“Based on our work at the scene and our follow up investigation over the weekend, detectives have determined that McFatter broke into a home in the 6000 block of Edmund Highway early Saturday morning,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “McFatter brandished a knife and assaulted one of the two people in the house. He got away after robbing one of the victims of her car keys during the incident. McFatter restricted the movement of two people, which led to the kidnapping charges, according to Sheriff Koon.

Once he got the keys to one of their cars, he took off with some electronics he's accused of stealing from the house,” Sheriff Koon said. “Saturday evening, and Irmo police officers detained McFatter near the stolen vehicle. Those officers were on high alert for this vehicle and we are glad to have their help,” Sheriff Koon concluded.

McFatter is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing.


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