Sheriff Will Montgomery announces the arrest of Michael P. McLemore, SR (37) and Joshua A. Shealy (33) for Grand Larceny. These arrests are a result of an investigation of thefts from a hunting property near Lake Wateree between February 19-20 of 2023 where a small farm truck, an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle), and a chain saw were stolen.
An investigation by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office developed both McLemore and Shealy as suspects in this incident. On February 21, 2023, McLemore and Shealy were arrested in Richland County. McLemore was transported to the Fairfield County Detention Center. Shealy, who is currently being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on unrelated charges, will be brought to Fairfield County Detention Center when he is released.
On February 22, 2023, FCSO investigators were able to recover the farm truck in Fairfield County, the ATV was recovered in Kershaw County, and the chain saw was recovered in Richland County. All of these items were returned to the owners.
Sheriff Montgomery: “We are pleased be have been able to make these arrests in this case. I’m also proud that we were able to return this stolen property to the victims. I want to thank the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office for their partnership in these arrests. I also want to thank our deputies and investigators for all of their hard work. We’ve had several major investigations ongoing for the past several weeks and they’ve been working overtime to see that justice is being served.”