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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Auto Break-In and Theft Investigations

Breon Antwon Davis

Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------An investigation into auto break-ins and thefts at two separate locations in Oconee County this year has led to the arrest of a man with addresses in Spartanburg and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

31 year old Breon Antwon Davis was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 8:21pm Thursday. Davis was transported from the Sumter County Detention Center to the Oconee County Detention Center and was served seven arrest warrants (three counts each of Breaking into a Motor Vehicle and Petit Larceny and one count of Grand Larceny).

Back on June 30th of this year, the Sheriff’s Office issued a news release seeking the public’s help in regards to a vehicle break-in and theft that occurred on May 28th, 2022 at Hartwell State Park, which is located on S. Highway 11 near Fair Play.

In that investigation, the victims discovered that their vehicle, a 2009 Mazda CX9, had been broken into and both of their wallets had been stolen. Among the items contained in the wallets were banking cards and credit cards, as well as a two separate CWP cards and a driver’s license.

Further investigation showed that several attempts were made to use one of the cards at the Walmart location on the Highway 28 by-pass in Anderson. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

While continuing to investigate the vehicle break-in and theft at Hartwell State Park, deputies took two reports of two separate vehicles that were broken into at Chau Ram County Park near Westminster on June 26th of this year.

In one incident, a 2012 Toyota Highlander was broken into and a purse containing debit and credit cards, as well as an ID and some jewelry was taken. In the second incident on the same day, a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe was broken into and a purse was taken that contained jewelry.

Based upon evidence gathered during the investigation, Investigators obtained the seven arrest warrants against Davis for his involvement in the crimes.

At this time, Davis remains in jail on a combined $130,000 surety bond. A hold has been placed on Davis by the York County Sheriff’s Office. Davis will also be required to wear an electronic monitoring device, as a condition of bond, should he be released.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.

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