Gaston Man Wanted for Burglary

 (WLTX) – A Gaston man is wanted by the Lexington County Sheriffs Department in connection to a break-in.

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department fugitive investigators are seeking help from citizens in finding a 29-year-old Gaston man who is wanted on an arrest warrant in connection with a break-in that occurred at a garage outside a home on Platt Springs Road near Lexington on January 16.

Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said Matthew Alexander Young, 29, is wanted on an arrest warrant on a charge of third-degree burglary. The sheriff said Young should be considered to be armed and dangerous.

An arrest warrant alleges that at about 11:32 a.m. on January 16, Young entered a garage that is detached from a home on Platt Springs Road. Officers say Young stole electronic tools, other electronic items and food from the garage. Detectives say Young then pawned some of the stolen items for cash at a local pawn show. Officers also recovered additional stolen items at a home on Deer Moss Trail near Lexington.

Gaston Police Chief Shawn Mohundro said Young also is wanted on an arrest warrant that the Gaston Police Department obtained for Young on a charge of armed robbery. The arrest warrant alleges that at about 9 a.m. on Monday, February 23 Young robbed the Gaston Family Pharmacy on Mack Street, stealing prescription medication. Young left the pharmacy in a green Ford Explorer sport-utility vehicle.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com. You can also text information in by texting “TIPSC” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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