Sheriff’s office recovers $20k in stolen property

Published 12:04 pm Thursday, June 13, 2013


Chase ends in wreck and arrest

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office took two into custody following a car chase and wreck in Green Creek on June 7 with deputies recovering approximately $20,000 worth of stolen property.

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James Steven Green Jr., of 124 Eastside Drive, Forest City was arrested and charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, larceny of a motor vehicle, financial card theft and resist, obstruct, delay officer, according to sheriff reports.

Jeffrey Mathew Greene, of 1533 U.S. Hwy 74, Ellenboro was arrested and charged with two counts felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, financial card theft, larceny of a motor vehicle and felony elude arrest, according to sheriff reports.

The sheriff’s office received a call from a resident in the Green Creek area in reference to suspicious persons in the Poors Ford Road area. A deputy located the vehicle and while initiating a stop the vehicle fled, according to sheriff reports. The suspect vehicle wrecked near Green River Baptist Church with the occupants fleeing into the woods on foot.

With assistance from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County deputies located the two suspects hiding in the woods where both suspects were taken into custody, according to the sheriff report.

Officers recovered approximately $20,000 worth of stolen property following the arrest, states the sheriff report.

Both suspects were given $75,000 bonds each. More charges are possible, as officers are currently investigating several breaking and entering cases near the Spartanburg County, S.C. and Polk County line in the Green Creek area, according to the sheriff’s office.