Orangeburg County deputies charged a man Sunday after he allegedly had $30,000 worth of stolen goods in his home including jewelry and firearms.
Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said 34-year-old Daniel Etheridge, of Orangeburg, has been charged with receiving stolen goods over $10,000 and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance in connection with the investigation.
Ravenell said a joint task force made up of Orangeburg and Bamberg county authorities discovered that stolen goods were being housed an Orangeburg residence located in the 500 block of Binnicker’s Bridge Road. When law enforcement arrived at the home, they could see several utility trailers and a golf cart outside of the home in plain view.
Upon further investigation of the home, Ravenell said officers discovered 21 rifles and shotguns, two bows, more than $5,000 in silver and collectible coins, another $5,000 worth of jewelry, utility trailers and a golf cart. The stolen items came from at least four recent burglaries in the two Lowcountry counties.
Ravenell also said several ski masks, communication radios, plastic handcuffs and an armored vest were also found at the residence. More arrests are expected to be made.
Ravenell said a majority of the items will be returned to their rightful owners, because they took pictures and recorded the serial numbers of the items.
A $7,500 bond was set for Etheridge, Ravenell said.