Police blotter - October 22, 2008

October 21, 2008 

Man accused of threats

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division's Piedmont agents arrested a Fort Mill man Monday for allegedly making threats to law enforcement officers.

Ted Lester Coit, 24, of 101 Steele Street, is charged with seven counts of threatening the life of a public official.

According to arrest warrants, Coit is accused of sending a threatening, two-page letter to Fort Mill Police Department employees: Chief Jeff Helms, Captain Bryan Zachary, Detective Reid Blackwell and Detective Robbie Hall and to York County Sheriff's Office employees, Deputies Randy Gibson, Terry Vinesett and Andy Boone on or about Sept. 24.

Coit is currently serving time at the York County Detention Center on charges stemming from a Fort Mill Police Department investigation.

If convicted of these latest SLED charges, Coit could go to jail for 30 days and/or pay a $500 fine, according to SLED.

Hit and run

A Fort Mill man was run over after he attempted to stop a Rock Hill man from driving away on Calhoun Street on Thursday, Oct. 16, according to a Fort Mill Police Department report.

The victim said the suspect, driving a teal, 1993 Ford Thunderbird, ran over his left leg, according to the report. The report said the victim knows the suspect and the incident stemmed from an argument over the car.

The victim told police he was dragged for several feet. One of the officers who responded said the suspect could face charges of driving under suspension and assault and battery with intent to kill.

Identity theft

A Fort Mill man's identity was stolen on Tuesday, July 15, according to a Fort Mill Police Department report.

The victim said two suspects, his son and daughter-in-law, used his Social Security number to open credit card accounts, according to the report. The victim said he called his son, an Orange Park, Fla., man, who allegedly admitted his wife opened accounts using the Social Security number. Three different collection agencies are owed a total of 11,377.70, according to the report.

Home burglarized

A Tega Cay man said his Molokai Drive Extension home was burglarized sometime between Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13, according to a Tega Cay Police report.

The victim said he was out of town and his neighbor found his vehicle, a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, unlocked and garage door opener was missing from the car, according to the report. Someone stole two sets of Ping golf clubs, valued at $1,400. The total value of money and items taken is $4,280.

Construction site burglarized

Copper wire was stolen from a construction site on Revival Drive between Wednesday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Oct. 16, according to a sheriff's office report.

A witness said someone cut the wires that were stubbed out, according to the report. The total value of the copper wire is approximately $900. Two suspects in a green, 1996 Toyota Camry were questioned about the thefts. The suspects, from North Carolina, allegedly said they were getting discarded scrap wire, but knew nothing about the thefts.

Car burglarized

A Charlotte, N.C., woman's car was burglarized on Promenade Walk on Friday, Oct. 17, according to a sheriff's office report.

The victim said her rear, passenger side window was smashed out and her purse was taken, according to the report. A total of $170 in cash and items was taken. The total damage to the white, 2004 Hyundai Sonata was $200.

- Compiled by Christopher Corrado

• Police reports of all felonies and any major misdemeanors are compiled weekly from local law enforcement agency records. Charges do not necessarily result in a conviction, and people who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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