A Lexington County man is accused of improperly disposing of cars last month at a metal recycling business on Charleston Highway.

Timothy Eron Dickensheets, 44, is charged with eight counts of improper disposal of a vehicle, and a single count of possession of a stolen vehicle, and malicious injury to property, according to arrest warrants.

“Secondary metal recyclers are required to wait three business days after receiving a car before they can dispose of it,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Dickensheets didn’t wait the required three days before damaging and disposing of vehicles the same day he bought them.”

Dickensheets purchased a truck without a title or a completed affidavit which, according to Koon, prompted the stolen vehicle possession charge.

“We worked with SLED, DHEC and the Cayce Police Department on this case,” Koon said. “Because of strong relationships between state and local law enforcement, we’ve made an arrest and addressed an issue affecting members of our community.”

Deputies arrested Dickensheets Tuesday morning. He’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.

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