By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)———————————The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Iva man last Friday morning on charges of Grand Larceny from a July incident.
33 year old Shannon Dale Ashworth of 339 Baskin Road was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:34am after being picked up by a deputy from the warrants division from the Anderson City Jail.
A deputy responded to an address on South Highway 11 in the Fair Play area the morning of July 21st in response to a report of a stolen red in color 1991 Ford Mustang with a black top that was parked near the road as the vehicle was being sold by the owner. The owner was able to supply the VIN number and the tag number to the deputy at that time.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office on July 22nd responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle on Baskin Road in Iva and located the Mustang, which was processed, towed, and later returned to the owner.
Deputies from Anderson County later arrested Ashworth on August 5th on unrelated charges and a hold was placed on him not only by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office but also by the Anderson City Police Department. Ashworth was released by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office on August 18th and then transferred to the Anderson City Jail to face unrelated charges there.
The value of the Mustang, according to warrants, is around $10,000.
Ashworth was released last Friday from the Oconee County Detention Center on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.