By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)——————————-The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Knoxville, TN man on charges of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
A second man from Tamassee was arrested as a result of the initial investigation on drug charges and outstanding warrants.
31 year old Shane Patrick Sullivan of Kenneth Street was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 3:35pm on a Temporary Custody Order until warrants were obtained earlier today.
A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division was dispatched yesterday in regards to a report of theft of utilities in the Cheohee Valley area of Oconee County. The deputy met with an employee of Blue Ridge Electric who stated that a meter at an address on Tamassee Knob Road had been tampered with and that a line traveling from that address was found at a location on Tamassee Lane. The residences are both located on the same property but have separate addresses.
The deputy then went to that address and discovered a black Toyota Camry on the property located at a camper in the back of the residence with Sullivan sitting in the driver’s seat. The deputy proceeded to run the tag on the Camry and was later informed that vehicle was stolen out of Anderson County. Sullivan was then placed under arrest and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
A family member then arrived on the scene and asked the deputy to do a walk thru of the residence on Tamassee Lane. The family member had a key to a door of the residence and after letting the deputy in; 37 year old Randy Lee Cantrell of Tamassee Lane in Tamassee was discovered hiding inside the residence.
The deputy discovered that Cantrell had outstanding warrants, whereupon he was placed under arrest. A search of Cantrell produced a quantity of narcotics on his person.
Cantrell was booked into the Detention Center around 4:21pm on two Magistrate’s Bench Warrants and a warrant from the Seneca Police Department on Forgery charges. A hold was placed on Cantrell by the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardons. Cantrell was charged by the Sheriff’s Office with Possession of Methamphetamine.