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Second suspect arrested in string of lawnmower thefts in Florence

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Laquinn Rochio James (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Laquinn Rochio James (Source: Florence County Detention Center)
Image from a viewer's home surveillance system, showing the suspect apparently stealing a lawnmower on July 16. Image from a viewer's home surveillance system, showing the suspect apparently stealing a lawnmower on July 16.
Reece Lyde (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Reece Lyde (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – Police in Florence County have arrested a second suspect, charged in connection with the alleged theft of five riding lawnmowers in Florence County in July.

Laquinn Rochio James, 34, was arrested and charged with four counts of petit larceny and one count of property crime enhancement.

Reece Lyde was later arrested and charged with petit larceny.

According to FCSO investigators, James is alleged to have stolen five riding lawn mowers from homes on South Mayfair Terrace, Cherry Johnson Road, Lakeview Drive and Pamplico Highway between July 16 and July 25.

A WMBF News viewer who lives on South Mayfair Terrace provided video from a home surveillance system, apparently showing James loading the viewer's riding lawnmower into a vehicle on July 16. View the raw video of this incident here.

James is being held at the Florence County Detention Center on a $10,000 surety bond. Lyde was released on August 3.

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