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Laurens County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday August 31st, 2011 :: 11:19 a.m. EDT

Aug. 30th LCSO and Abbeville Sheriff's Office arrests 3 during search warrants for stolen property offenses.

On August 30th, Laurens County Sheriff’s Office along with Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 207 Jacqueline Drive, Ware Shoals. When deputies arrived they located Joseph Andrew Smith exiting the woods on a stolen four wheeler after harvesting marijuana, other property that had been stolen out of Abbeville County was located. After further investigation, deputies sought another search warrant for 64 Hilley Drive, Waterloo. During that search additional stolen property from Abbeville County was located and recovered.

Forty-two-year-old Joseph Andrew Smith of 207 Jacqueline Drive, Ware Shoals was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Goods, Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Resisting Arrest. Also arrested were thirty-nine-year-old James Henry Patton Jr. and thirty-eight-year-old Christine Hilley Clark both of 64 Hilley Drive, Waterloo. Patton Jr. was charged with Receiving Stolen Goods, Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, and Simple Possession of Marijuana, Clark was charged with Receiving Stolen Goods, and Simple Possession of Marijuana. All subjects were transported to the Johnson Detention Center where they await a bond hearing.

Laurens County Sheriff's Office
216 West Main Street
Laurens, SC 29360

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