5 arrested in catalytic converter theft spree

5 arrested in catalytic converter theft spree
All suspects were booked into the Clarendon Detention Center without incident. (Source: Clarendon County Sheriff's Office)

CLARENDON COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - Officials with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s office have arrested 5 people in connection with stealing catalytic converters throughout the county.

Deputies say the thefts occurred during February and March in the areas of Manning and Summerton.

According to police, Stephen A. Dellinger was charged with burglary and three counts of obtaining nonferrous metals unlawfully. William A. Ward was charged with burglary and two counts of obtaining nonferrous metals unlawfully. Joseph M. Black and John W. Richburg were charged with three counts each of obtaining nonferrous metals unlawfully and Michelle L. Rogers was charged with one count of obtaining nonferrous metals unlawfully.

All suspects were booked into the Clarendon Detention Center without incident.

Upon conviction, the burglary charges carry up to 5 years in prison and the obtaining nonferrous metals unlawfully charges carries up to 3 years in prison.

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