Lexington County man accused of stealing and selling golf carts

akflanagan@thestate.comMarch 5, 2014 



— Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives arrested a 20-year-old Lexington County man who is accused of stealing golf carts and then selling them.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Joseph Thomas Morissette is charged with one count of grand larceny and two counts of obtaining property under false pretenses. Morissette was released from the Lexington County Detention Center Feb. 28 on a $15,000 bond.

According to an arrest warrant, Morissette sold a stolen 2010 Club Car Precedent valued at $3,200 and a stolen 2004 Yamaha golf cart to a man on Feb. 21 for $3,400.

Sheriff Metts said Morissette posted an ad on Craigs List for the two golf carts and sold them at a mini storage business on Sunset Boulevard near Lexington. The Club Car golf cart was reported stolen from the King of Carts on Feb. 18 and the Yamaha golf cart was reported stolen from a home on Juniper Springs Road sometime between Feb. 13 and Feb. 18, Sheriff Metts said.

An arrest warrant also says Morissette sold a stolen 2010 Club Car Precedent golf cart valued at $3,200, which was reported stolen from King of Carts, to a man for $2,500 on Feb. 15.

Morissette posted an ad on Craigs List for the 2010 Club Car Precedent golf cart and sold it at a parking lot at the Dreher Shoals Dam, Sheriff Metts said.

Morissette is also accused of breaking into Custom Golf Cart and Trailer of Columbia at 855 Chapin Road and loading two golf carts worth a total of $10,250 onto a trailer attached to his 1984 Chevrolet pickup truck, Sheriff Metts said.

Sheriff Metts asks anyone with additional information about these cases to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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