By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)——————————-The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man earlier this morning on charges of Receiving Stolen Goods in reference to a stolen firearm.
37 year old Adam Eric Sass of Maple Grove Road was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 3:28am on a Temporary Custody Order until warrants were obtained today.
A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division earlier this morning on routine patrol observed a green in color Toyota Camry roll through a stop sign near the intersection of W. Pine Grove Road at Pine Grove Road near Seneca. The deputy initiated a traffic stop based upon the traffic violation.
The individual pulled over by the deputy, Sass, told the deputy that he was out of prison on parole and that there was a firearm located in the vehicle. The deputy retrieved the firearm and after further investigation, discovered the firearm was reported stolen out of Anderson County.
Sass was arrested and transported to the Oconee County Detention Center, where he awaits a bond hearing.
The charge of Receiving Stolen Goods against Sass is a misdemeanor and carries a penalty of not more than 30 days in prison or a fine of not more than $1,000.