2 charged with trying to steal vehicle from Rock Hill used car lot
04/10/2014 12:06 PM
04/10/2014 12:07 PM
Police arrested a Rock Hill man who allegedly admitted to trying to steal a car he test drove over the weekend and using another battery to jump start it on Wednesday, authorities say.
Officers were sent to Carolina Carz on North Cherry Road at about 6:30 a.m. after a York County Sheriff’s deputy reported that he observed a suspicious man carrying a car battery from the parking lot towards the old Shoney’s restaurant and then getting into a red Dodge Durango, according to a Rock Hill police report. The deputy said the man, identified as Jonathan Hinson, 40, had a paper tag belonging to a 2001 Dodge Intrepid and a manila folder containing paperwork for a similar car purchased at a separate dealership.
Police learned Hinson had been at the dealership on Saturday and test drove a 2002 Dodge Intrepid, the report states. Hinson admitted that he returned to the dealership and tried jump starting the car using another battery. Police also found that Hinson made copies of a set of keys belonging to the car. Police arrested Hinson and Jonie Hinson, 37, who was in the Dodge Durango. They were both charged with attempt to steal/tamper with an auto and criminal conspiracy.
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