Two men face multiple burglary charges, and one tried to carjack a motorist after they crashed their sedan and tried to run away from police officers Thursday afternoon in Mount Pleasant, authorities said Friday.
Quinton Allen Manigault, 26, of Isabell Lane in Wando, the driver of a Volkswagen seen speeding from the scene of an attempted house burglary, was arrested on two counts of second-degree burglary and a single count each of failure to stop for blue lights, reckless driving, driving under suspension and leaving a collision scene, according to the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Manigault also had six unpaid traffic tickets, the police added.
Wesley Collin Vanderhorst, 21, of Rifle Range Road in Mount Pleasant faces three counts of second-degree burglary and a count of attempted carjacking.
They remained held in Charleston County's jail Friday, Manigault in lieu of $79,000 bail and Vanderhorst in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Police Inspector Chip Googe could not immediately explain the multiple burglary charges for the men. A statement Googe released Friday implicated them as suspects in only one house break-in, but investigators also had pleaded with the public for tips about whether they had been involved in other suspicious activity that day.
The ordeal started around 12:30 p.m. Thursday when a resident of Carriage Lane noticed two black men leaving the back of his townhouse.
Responding police officers reported seeing their Volkswagen Passat speeding out of the Heritage Village neighborhood, but it didn't stop. The sedan then hit a roundabout on Mathis Ferry Road at Hospital Drive, prompting the two men to get out and run near the tennis courts in the Southampton Pointe community, the police said.
Vanderhorst tried to commandeer an occupied car during his attempt to escape, the police added.
But officers set up a perimeter and brought in police dogs, and the men eventually were captured.
Electronics valued at $750 that were stolen in the burglary all were recovered, an incident report stated.
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