ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is looking for a Pelion man accused of breaking into machines at a car wash.
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Mitch Jeffcoat, 31, of Bob Shumpert Road. He is wanted on charges of malicious injury to property, possession of burglary tools, possession of master keys, criminal conspiracy and petit larceny.
Deputies were on patrol on Edisto Drive at about 4 a.m. Tuesday when they noticed a car turn into the Edisto Wash and Go. Deputies watched as the driver appeared to feign a breakdown by raising the hood of the vehicle.
"Their suspicion arose when the man kept looking around," says a news release from the Sheriff's Office.
As deputies pulled in to investigate, they noticed the man place an item in his pocket. When they were close enough to speak with the man, they heard someone calling to him on a radio hidden in his pocket.
The man admitted to deputies that he had dropped off a relative, who was in the process of breaking into the change compartments of the several wash machines at the facility. He had returned to pick up his uncle, according to the report.
Deputies charged Dustin Jeffcoat, 20, of Bob Shumpert Road in Pelion for driving under suspension and loitering.
Investigators say Mitch Jeffcoat is wanted for questioning in similar incidents in Lexington County.
If you know where he is, or if you have any information that can help investigators, contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.