By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)——————————-The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests in recently publicized Seneca Walmart shoplifting cases.
Back on December 22nd, the Sheriff’s Office issued a press release seeking the public’s help in solving a December 10th shoplifting in which a Garmin GPS, valued at $168.54, was taken from the store. An employee told the deputy that a white female was inside the store and left all points of sale without paying for the GPS that was opened in another section of the store. The store employee stated that the female concealed the item and then left the store. The female originally had a shopping cart with items inside that was left in the store.
The Sheriff’s Office sought the help from the public in this case. Based upon information that the investigating deputy received, an arrest warrant was obtained on December 24th against 18 year old Feather Lace Crowe Key of Spotted Ridge Road in Walhalla.
Key was arrested on January 13th during a traffic stop by the Westminster Police Department on North Avenue at W. Windsor Street and was turned over to a deputy from the Warrants Division of the Sheriff’s Office.
Key was released from the Detention Center on a $2,125.00 surety bond on January 15th.
The Sheriff’s Office also made an arrest in a shoplifting case from the Seneca Walmart that occurred on October 16th, 2016 in which a male was observed loading a mini motorcycle bike into a vehicle at one of the exits of the store. The bike was not paid for and had a retail value of around $528.94.
After seeking the public’s help in this case via an October 20th, 2016 press release and based upon information the investigating deputy received, a warrant was obtained on October 25th of last year charging 40 year old Joel Andrew Givens of Calhoun Street in Williamston with shoplifting charges.
Givens was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 6:58pm on January 10th after being transported from the Anderson County Detention Center.
Givens was released from the Detention Center on January 11th on a $1,500.00 personal recognizance bond.