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Posted on: July 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Arrest Made in Neighborhood Flag Thefts

Chief Terrence Green would like to update the community that an arrest has been made in the cases involving flags stolen from yards and outside of homes in a neighborhood off of Ginny Lane in the Town of Lexington.


On the evening of Wednesday, July 14, 2021, a resident of the Wellesley neighborhood called stating that he believed that the subject seen on shared security footage was walking in the neighborhood.  Officers searched the area and later found Christopher Lee Sisney, age 37 of Houston, Texas, near the neighborhood entrance.

Christopher Lee Sisney 

During an interview with officers, Christopher Sisney told them that he was staying with friends who live in Wellesley and then confessed to stealing the American flags and yard decorations from homes and yards in the neighborhood.  When asked why he had stolen the flags, Christopher Sisney stated that he wasn’t really sure and did so while heavily intoxicated.  He stated that he had no memory of where he put the flags other than throwing them in the woods.

 This arrest stems from a series of incident reports that had been taken earlier this week where officers responded to numerous thefts that occurred in the neighborhood.  Eight American flags, along with a decorative yard flag, had been stolen with the first incident happening on June 25, 2021, and the last several incidents happening on July 12, 2021.       

 Christopher Sisney has been charged with seven counts of Petit Larceny and he is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.  He was given a bond of $1,400 for these charges.

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