Arrest Of Grand Larceny Suspects In Lake Wateree Area

Sheriff Will Montgomery announces the arrest of five (5) individuals in conjunction with a Grand Larceny investigation regarding thefts of multiple items from a commercial storage facility in the Lake Wateree area of Fairfield County. During the course of this investigation, it was determined that these five individuals, Richard Adams (50), William Baker, Jr (35) Herman Gear (40), Gregory Javins (26), and John Shirle, III (35), did unlawfully enter the commercial storage facility between January 30-31 and steal 2 camper trailers and an enclosed trailer containing two ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicles), two generators, and various camping equipment items.

As of February 27, 2023, deputies have recovered the majority of these items that were stolen and Investigators are continuing to work to locate the remaining stolen property, which includes the 2 generators and one ATV. All five individuals were charged with three counts, each, of Grand Larceny, greater than $10k, as well as Criminal Conspiracy, one count each, and booked into the Fairfield County Detention Center.

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