School Property Stolen

Seneca Man Arrested

Stacie Bartro
September 04, 2019 - 9:15 am

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26 year-old Anthony Michael Griffin has been arrested for reportedly stealing a school district vehicle, causing severe damage to the vehicle's front end. 

Deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office said they initiated a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle yesterday with a state license tag. 

Deputies approached the driver and asked to see his license. Griffin told deputies he did not have a license, and actually told them he'd found the vehicle. 

Griffin was arrested and charged with grand larceny and two counts malicious injury to personal property. [~ Anne Robards]

Press Release from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office:

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Seneca Man on Grand Larceny Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 26 year old Anthony Michael Griffin on Grand Larceny and Malicious Injury to Personal Property charges.

On Monday September 2nd, 2019 the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office conducted a routine traffic stop on a speeding vehicle that had a state license tag displayed.

The driver of the vehicle, Anthony Michael Griffin, was approached and asked for his license, but failed to be able to provide one to deputies.

Griffin was questioned about where he got the vehicle and could only tell deputies that he found the vehicle near a family member’s residence.

After an inspection of the vehicle, significant damage to the front end was noticed and an iPad belonging to the School District of Oconee County was seized.

It was discovered that Griffin had driven the vehicle through the gate at the school district car shop causing damage to the government vehicle and the gate that secures the car shop.

The approximate damage was valued at over $7000.

Anthony Michael Griffin was placed under arrest and transported the Oconee County Detention Center where he is currently awaiting a bond hearing.

Griffin has been charged with Grand Larceny and two counts of Malicious Injury to Personal Property.

Oconee County Sheriff's Office

 

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