Stolen wheels their misfortune
Monday, July 01, 2013 7:40 AM
A Greenwood teen is in custody following an incident involving a stolen mo-ped.
Marion Houston, 17, was arrested on charges of motor vehicle theft and possession of tools of crime. An unnamed 16-year-old was also arrested in connection with the incident.
Greenwood police responded to a call in reference to a stolen mo-ped. The victim said his mo-ped had been on the porch of his apartment since that morning. The victim showed officers a tracking map on his phone.
Officers approached the location of the mo-ped, on Mineral Street, where they saw two black males working on a mo-ped. When asked what they were doing by one of the officers, they responded they were working.
The mo-ped was the same model as the one claimed by the victim. The victim had also given officers the vehicle identification number, which was also verified on the mo-ped at the apartments on Mineral Court.
Houston and an unnamed suspect were handcuffed as officers investigated the scene. Atop the mo-ped were five tools, including screwdrivers, a multi-tool and pliers.
Houston was taken to the Greenwood County Detention and the 16-year-old was taken to Greenwood City Hall before being released into the custody of a relative.