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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Public’s Help Regarding Stolen Transmission Investigation

(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today pertaining to an investigation of a transmission that was stolen from the back of a pick-up early yesterday afternoon near Seneca.

The Sheriff’s Office is also seeking the public’s help in regards to a positive identification of a white male in relation to the incident.

A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division was dispatched to an address on Market Street just off Highway 123 in regards to the stolen transmission. According to the victim, several subjects got out of a white vehicle, which had black rims, body and bumper damage. The white vehicle had pulled up to the back of the pickup, whereupon the subjects stole the transmission, then placed the transmission into the back of the car and left the scene.

The transmission is valued at around $4,000, according to the victim. The theft appears to have taken place around 11:45am.

The subject the Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify was wearing a gray hoodie and tan cargo pants.

Also early yesterday afternoon, an older model white Buick or Lincoln, possibly similar to the vehicle observed on Market Street during the transmission theft, was observed at Prisma Health – Oconee Memorial Hospital. According to information obtained by deputies, a white male subject entered the driver’s side door of a 2001 Ford F-250 pickup around 12:10pm. The subject exited from the passenger side of the white vehicle, which did have body and bumper damage. The pick-up truck was not stolen; however, damage was done to the ignition of the truck.

If you were in the area of Market Street near Highway 123 yesterday morning around 11:45am or Prisma Health – Oconee Memorial Hospital around 12:10pm yesterday and observed a older model white Buick on Lincoln in the area, or can identify the vehicle or subject in relation to the incidents, you are asked to call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111. You can also leave a tip via Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or through the free P3 app or at

You don’t have to give your name when you contact Crimestoppers and all tips are confidential. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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