Minors caught with stolen handgun, face multiples charges after car break-ins in Richland County

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A 11-year-old and 13-year-old are being charged with multiple car break-ins in Richland County.

According to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, on July 2nd deputies were patrolling the Summit subdivision when they noticed the two walking around at 4:00 in the morning.

When deputies stopped to talk with them, they initially provided false information and then took off running.

Once caught, deputies say they found in their possession a stolen handgun, two BB guns, rubber gloves and burglary tools.

The items were reported stolen from car break-ins on Summit Center Circle and Summit Parkway, Sheriff Lott said.

The 13-year-old was charged with 2 counts of auto-breaking, vandalism, unlawful carry of a pistol and possession of stolen weapon.

He was taken to the juvenile wing of Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

The 11-year-old was charged with 2 counts of auto-breaking and vandalism. He was released to his father.

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