SC men charged with taking broken down cars

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A father and son have been arrested and accused of stealing broken down cars across South Carolina and selling them for scrap.

Multiple media outlets reported that 69-year-old William Charles Craven and 35-year-old Anthony Houlk Craven of Awendaw have been charged with 71 counts of possession of a stolen vehicle.

Berkeley County sheriff's deputies say the men mostly cruised interstate highways looking for cars they could quickly load onto a makeshift dolly and sell to scrap metal shops for between $300 and $600.

Sheriff's investigators say as many as 200 cars may have been stolen in South Carolina and Georgia. Sgt. Bobby Shuler says deputies are still going through receipts at scrap metal shops.

The men are being held at the Calhoun County jail. It was unclear if they had attorneys.

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