Detectives with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the community’s help in locating a Batesburg-Leesville man who allegedly tried to cash a stolen lottery ticket.
David Jerome Gaskins, 27, is wanted on charges of presenting a South Carolina State Lottery game ticket with intent to defraud the lottery, sheriff Lewis McCarty said in a statement released Monday.
According to an arrest warrant, Gaskins presented a “Stacks of Cash” lottery ticket at the Hillview Truck Stop, in Batesburg-Leesville, on Sept. 28. The ticket was reported stolen stolen during an April 23 burglary at Bob’s Food and Fuel convenience store on Mineral Springs Road in West Columbia, McCarty said. Forty books of lottery tickets, 100 cartons of cigarettes and 10 boxes of cigars were reported stolen during that burglary.
Gaskins is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
The offense is a felony and carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison.
Anyone with information on Gaskins’ whereabouts is asked to call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Information also can be submitted anonymously at www.lexingtonsheriff.com.