Report of Broken Glass, Papers, and Child Seat Leads to Stolen Cars
web posted September 15, 2012 TRENTON – An Edgefield County Sheriff's
Investigator was called about a resident finding broken glass,
paperwork and a child seat thrown into the woods on James Drive near
Woodyard Road on Tuesday. After finding a vehicle registration card
among the papers the Chevy Blazer was found to be stolen out of
Richmond County, Georgia, but was not present at the location. The next
stop was a nearby scrap metal company where the SUV had been sold for
scrap and that led to a total of four stolen vehicles being identified
and resulted in two arrests on Friday.
SUC was identified it was found to have an altered VIN plate,
which did not come back as stolen. Additional investigation found other
vin numbers on the vehicle which matched the stolen SUV. From there, a
records check of vehicles sold by the same person over the previous
days ended up finding three of the four being reported stolen in
Richmond County. All had VIN plates from other vehicles that had been
put on the stolen vehicles to try to hide the thefts.
On Friday the two suspects arrived at the company again to sell what is
believed to be another stolen vehicle. Willie Holden, 33 (above left),
Haynes, age not available, were arrested and transported to the
Edgefield County Detention Center for booking.
Holden has been charged with three counts of possession of stolen
property and selling a vehicle with an altered VIN number. Haynes is
facing one count of each of the charges. Additional charges are
Investigators said the two would remove the actual VIN plates and
replace them with stolen VIN plates; possibly from scraped cars to hide
the fact the cars they were selling were stolen.
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