Two charged in burglary of Bennettsville tractor-trailer business

Two charged in burglary of Bennettsville tractor-trailer business

BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – Two men are in custody for allegedly burglarizing a Marlboro County tractor-trailer business in January.

According to a press release from the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office, Michael Brandon Conner, of Florence, and Brandon William Jones, of Effingham, were each charged with third-degree burglary; malicious damage to property; and grand larceny of more than $10,000.

Conner was arrested by the Florence County Sheriff's Office while assisting the MCSO, the release stated. Jones is in custody in Sumter and wanted by various agencies for similar thefts.

According to authorities, Drive Now on S.C. 38 was broken into in January, with the suspects allegedly stealing batteries, tires and rims used on tractor-trailers that the business sells and repairs.

The suspects were caught on video during the alleged burglary and were identified three weeks ago, the release stated.

Some of the property was reportedly recovered in Chesterfield County.

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