Sheriff’s office arrests Tryon man, recovers stolen ATVs

Published 6:09 pm Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tryon man this week for receiving two stolen four-wheelers out of Spartanburg and Greenville County, S.C.
Officers met with a man on Monday, Jan. 16 who was offered a 2010 Yamaha 4-wheeler for $1,000 and asked the sheriff’s office to check to see if it was stolen, according to sheriff’s officers.
The four-wheeler was reported as stolen out of Spartanburg County, sheriff’s officers said, which led to the arrest of James Harrelson, 32, of 1982 U.S. 176, Tryon. Harrelson was also in possession of another stolen four-wheeler out of Greenville County and was charged with two counts of receiving stolen goods, according to sheriff’s office reports.
The sheriff’s office received further information in the case and is working with the Spartanburg and Greenville County Sheriff’s Offices. Officers said the information out of Polk County should lead to several arrests and the recovery of stolen goods in South Carolina.