Neighbors detain suspected burglar until deputies arrive

Zachary Kinard (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
Zachary Kinard (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)

By Jason Old

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A West Columbia man is sitting in jail after residents physically detained him after catching him breaking into a truck on Dora Street late Tuesday night, deputies say.

According to a Lexington County Sheriff's report, 18-year-old Zachary Alexander Kinard was spotted around 11:30 p.m. into a Ford truck at 146 Dora Street. The report says that the owner of the truck called his neighbor for help when saw Kinard breaking into the tool box in the bed of the vehicle.

After a brief physical altercation, the man and his neighbor were able to corner Kinard and detain him until a deputies arrived. 

When one of the deputies approached Kinard and commanded him to put his hands up, the suspect did not comply, according to the report. The deputy then pulled out his Taser and Kinard decided to listen to the commands and was arrested.

A search of Kinard's pockets produced a long flat putty knife, a white rag, a pack of cigarettes and four hydrocodone pills, according to the report.

Kinard was transported to the Lexington County Detention Center where he is being held on a $25,000 bond on charges of larceny, possession of burglary tools and possession of a controlled substance.

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