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SC House Member R.J. May offers to replace stolen flags, Lexington police arrest suspect in case

Lexington, SC 07/15/2021 (Paul Kirby) – S.C. House District 88 Representative R.J. May said late Thursday that he will replace the American flags stolen by a man Lexington police officers arrested earlier in the day. That man is accused of taking the flags from homes in a Lexington neighborhood recently. May said this Thursday evening after Lexington’s Police Chief Terrence Green announced that an arrest had been made in the cases involving both multiple American flags and a decorative yard flag that were stolen from homes in a neighborhood off Ginny Lane in the Town of Lexington.


According to Chief Green, on the evening of Wednesday, July 14, 2021, a resident of the Wellesley neighborhood called stating that he believed that the subject seen on shared security footage was walking in the neighborhood. Officers searched the area and later found Christopher Lee Sisney, age 37 of Houston, Texas, near the neighborhood’s entrance.

During an interview with officers, Christopher Sisney told them that he was staying with friends who live in Wellesley and then confessed to stealing the American flags and yard decorations from properties in the neighborhood. When asked why he had stolen the flags, Christopher Sisney stated that he wasn’t really sure and did so while heavily intoxicated. He stated that he had no memory of where he put the flags other than throwing them in the woods. This arrest stems from a series of incident reports that had been taken earlier this week where officers responded to numerous thefts that occurred in the neighborhood. Eight American flags, along with a decorative yard flag, had been stolen with the first incident happening on June 25, 2021, and the last incidents happening on July 12, 2021.


Christopher Sisney has been charged with seven counts of Petit Larceny and he is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center. He was given a bond of $1,400 for these charges.


Representative May said that anyone who was victim of this crime spree and filed a police report should contact him. He will then arrange to replace their American flag that was stolen with one that was flown atop the dome of the SC State House. May can be reached at (803) 212-6726.


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