Facebook helps in trailer theft arrest


McCoy, Richard Danny (photo)The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Richard Danny McCoy, 52, of Williamston in connection with the theft of a utility trailer on April 14. The trailer was stolen from a residence on Monticello Circle in Anderson. McCoy has been charged with Petit Larceny in connection with the theft.

Video footage of the theft was taken by the homeowner’s security system. Still shots from the video were provided to law enforcement and placed on the Sheriff’s Facebook page.

Friends of the homeowner saw the photos on Facebook and notified him and the Sheriff’s Office when they spotted the suspect vehicle.

Officers were able to locate the suspect and took him into custody early yesterday evening. He was transported to the Anderson County Detention Center without incident. A hold has been placed on McCoy, pending warrants for Petit Larceny and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Sheriff John Skipper said, “Our Facebook page is doing its job! We invite all Anderson County citizens to visit our Facebook page and work with us to keep these types of criminals off our streets.”