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Lexington man charged with kidnapping, burglary

A Lexington man has been arrested in connection to a break-in Saturday at a home near Pelion.

John Wayne McFatter, 30, is charged with two counts of kidnapping, armed robbery, assault and battery, burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.

McFatter

“Based on our work at the scene and a follow-up investigation over the weekend, detectives have determined McFatter broke into a home in the 6000 block of Edmund Highway early Saturday morning,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “McFatter showed a knife and assaulted one of the two people in the house. He got away after robbing one of the victims of her keys.”

McFatter also restricted the movement of the two people, which led to the kidnapping charges, according to Koon.

“Once he got the keys to one of their cars, he took off with some electronics he’s accused of stealing from the house,” Koon said. “Saturday evening, Irmo police officers detained McFatter near the stolen vehicle. They were on high-alert for this vehicle and we were glad to have their help.”

McFatter is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.