Teens charged in West Ashley car break-ins

James Thomas and William Porter arrested after a string of car break-ins in West Ashley

Two teenagers have been arrested after a string of car break-ins in West Ashley.

Charleston police got a call about 2:20 a.m. Monday that somebody was breaking into a car on Hunters Forest Drive, according to police spokesman Charles Francis. The street is in the Shadowmoss subdivision off Bees Ferry Road and S.C. 61.

Officers found a suspect near Hunters Forest Drive and Bees Ferry Road and identified a second suspect later. Investigators determined that six vehicles were broken into late Sunday or early Monday on Hunters Forest Drive.

William Justus Porter, 18, of Savannah Highway, was charged with six counts of breaking into a motor vehicle.

James Tyler Thomas, 17, of Memory Lane, was charged with five counts of breaking into a motor vehicle.

Both men are being held in the Charleston County jail.