(Walhalla, SC)-------------------------------------A Rock Hill man is in jail today in Oconee County after his arrest on charges related to the theft of two vehicles from an Oconee County car dealership in a crime that occurred back in May.
22 year old Xavier Ja’Colby Grase, of Winding Branch Road, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 3:52pm Tuesday after being transported from the York County Detention Center to the Oconee County Detention Center.
Grase was served arrest warrants on charges of Second Degree Burglary, Grand Larceny, and Possession of Implements Capable of being used in a Crime in relation to the break-in of a building at Edwards Auto Sales, on Blue Ridge Boulevard in Walhalla, during the early morning hours of May 17th of this year. During the course of the crime, a 2022 green Dodge Charger Hellcat, valued at approximately $93,888.00, and a 2018 Dodge Durango, valued at $49,000.00, was stolen from the dealership.
The Investigation was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Bureau and Evidence Technicians from the Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene that morning. Investigators were notified on May 17th that the Dodge Durango was located in Charlotte, NC. Investigators were also notified that the body of the Dodge Charger Hellcat was also recovered in Charlotte.
Based on evidence gathered during the Investigation, and according to arrest warrants, Investigators believe that Grase was working with two other individuals in regards to the crime at Edwards Auto Sales. Grase was also in possession of a crow bar, according to an arrest warrant, during the commission of the crime.
At this time, Grase remains in jail on a combined $60,000.00 surety bond. Grase will have to wear an electronic monitoring device, as a condition of bond, should he be released from jail.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation. If you have any information regarding the break-in and theft of two vehicles from Edwards Auto Sales during the early morning hours of May 17th of this year, you are asked to submit an online tip with Crimestoppers, where you don’t have to give your name, at www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com.
If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.