By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)——————The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man on Friday morning on multiple larceny charges.
47 year old Tony Mitchell Mulkey of 402 Highland Avenue was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 6:46am after being picked up at his residence by a deputy from the warrants division of the Sheriff’s Office.
On November 4th, a deputy was dispatched to an address on Greenfield Road in Westminster in regards to a burglary. The complainant told the deputy that she saw someone trying to steal vehicle parts off of the complainants truck parked in their yard. The suspect ran off towards the neighbor’s house. The complainant also heard a vehicle take off from the yard.
The complainant discovered several items missing from the property, which included a boat trailer, boat motors, lawn mowers, and various vehicle parts. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.
As the investigation continued, warrants were obtained against Mulkey on November 18th charging him with one count of Grand Larceny and two counts of Larceny involving breaking into a motor vehicle. Mulkey is accused in warrants of breaking into a 1989 Chevrolet Pickup and 1981 Dodge Pickup.
The total value of the items taken is over $10,000. Investigators have only recovered a few items at this time.
Mulkey was released on Saturday on a total surety bond of $20,000.