North Charleston police arrested a man on Monday they say stole a vehicle that had been repossessed from him on Nov. 3.
Terrance Edward Farmer, 28, is charged with grand larceny of a motor vehicle, trespassing and malicious damage to property, court records state.
Police say the manager of a car lot reported on Nov. 4 that a vehicle had been removed from their lot through a chain link fence that had been damaged. The vehicle had been repossessed the day before and was registered to Farmer, an incident report states.
Police say they were able to identify Farmer on surveillance video that showed someone enter the lot at approximately 12:30 a.m., get into the vehicle, move it to the front of the lot, then make an unsuccessful attempt to open the gate. The vehicle was then shown driving into the chain link fence, then ramming it until the fence came loose and driving off, the report states.
Police arrested Farmer at his, who said he was unaware of the vehicle's location, the report states. Police located the vehicle several hours later parked in a space near an apartment where Farmer's child's mother lives, and noticed several scratch marks on the hood and front quarter panels of the car, the report states.
The vehicle was towed back to the business, the report states.
Farmer was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.