Two face additional charges following burglaries in Miley | Crime | The Press and Standard

by | July 6, 2016 5:08 pm

Press release from the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office:

Two of the three suspects recently charged for robberies in the Miley area of Hampton County  now face additional charges in an ongoing investigation into the crimes.

Officers responded to several calls of burglaries in June in Miley, including thefts from the Ducoa Plant, Lightsey Brothers Railroad and the Salkehatchie Ridge Hunting Club.

Paul Arthur Fisher, Jr., 43, of 809 Shaw Drive, Hampton, faces additional charges including burglary, third degree, and grand larceny. Fisher was charged on July 6 with the two new charges in connection with burglary at the Ducoa Plant for allegedly entering the plant and removing various items with intent to sell the items for scrap. He also faces a grand larceny charge in connection with the alleged theft of a Club Car golf cart valued at $6,000 from the Salkehatchie Ridge Hunting Club. The cart was reportedly hauled in a trailer to Augusta, Ga and sold around June 21. A 1990 Nissan pickup was also confiscated which was reported to have been used to haul the cart during the theft.

Previously, Fisher, Jr. was arrested by the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office on June 27 and charged with two counts of burglary, third degree.

Benjamin Crapse, Jr., 32, of 24148 Old Salkehatchie Road, Brunson, faces additional charges including burglary, first degree, for the alleged theft of various items from the Ducoa plant with intent to sell the items for scrap. He also faces a grand larceny charge in the reported theft of the Club Car golf cart. Crapse Jr. also faces a burglary, first degree, charge for the reported theft of items from the Salkehatchie Ridge Hunting Club.

Previously, Crapse, Jr., 32, of 24148 Old Salkehatchie Road, Brunson, was arrested by the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office on June 27 and charged with two counts of burglary first degree.

Some of the many items recovered by officers included copper wire, tools, locomotive batteries, respirators, hunting equipment and other items. The investigation is ongoing.

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