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Aiken Police Arrest Couple Wanted in Edgefield
web posted August 31, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Two people are in custody in
Aiken County for shoplifting, drugs, and possession of a stolen truck
and are also facing charges in Edgefield. Latasha Lynn McClain, 30, and
Nicholas Avery Meyers, 31, were arrested after shoplifting at the Aiken
Wal-Mart on Sunday. Little did the Aiken Police know at the time
Edgefield Police were already building a case against the couple for
breaking into a house
for sale and were in the process of moving in, however; the house has
not been sold.
The owner of home on Buncombe Street called Edgefield Police Friday
evening after checking on the property and reported someone had broken
into the home and appeared to be in the process of moving in. With the
owner's permission, Edgefield Police and Sheriff's Deputies cleared the
home and found no one inside but did find food, a bed on the floor,
pictures on the wall and other property.
Witnesses stated they had seen the couple at the home moving items in
from a dark colored truck but thought they were the new owners.
As police continued to search the home they located a tag that came
back to a stolen truck out of Windsor SC. The tag appeared to have been
altered using a felt tip pen to turn the number 2 in the tag to a
Personal items found in the home led Edgefield Investigators to Ms.
McClain's identity. Prescription drugs were also found among the
belongings. A man's gold wedding band was also found though the couple
is not married.
Meyers is being held for shoplifting, possession of a stolen vehicle
and a fraudulent check. McClain is being held on charges of disorderly
conduct, shoplifting, possession of prescription medication without a
prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Edgefield Police have placed a hold on both pending charges in
Edgefield that have yet to be determined but could include drug
charges, possession of stolen goods, and possible
Both suspects have an extended criminal history in Aiken County
including Meyers' violent record of assaults and even an armed robbery
arrest in 2008.
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