By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)—————————————The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Upstate man last Friday on three outstanding arrest warrants, including a charge of First Degree Burglary.
51 year old Johnny Dean Sharp was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 8:33pm after being transported from the Anderson County Detention Center. Arrest warrants lists Sharp’s address as Highway 182 in Fair Play while the Detention Center lists Sharp’s address as Howard Lane in Anderson.
A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division spoke with a complainant by phone the afternoon of December 9th of last year in regards to an individual who was test driving a vehicle from a car dealership on Wells Highway and had yet to return the vehicle by the close of business that day. The vehicle was a 2008 blue Ford Fusion.
The vehicle was eventually located in Anderson County by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and a suspect was identified in the case, that suspect being Sharp. The vehicle was returned to the owner of the business and an arrest warrant was obtained against Sharp for Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent.
Also on the same day, a separate investigation began after a deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to an address on Rodgers Road in regards to reports of a burglary. The complainant told the deputy that entry had been made into the residence and a firearm had been taken.
The deputy then began to process the scene and gather evidence. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.
Based upon results of the investigation by investigators, warrants were obtained against Sharp for breaking into the residence and stealing the firearm. Arrest warrants were obtained against Sharp not only for First Degree Burglary but also for Petit Larceny.
As of 10:30am this morning, Sharp remains in custody at the Detention Center on a combined $37,000.