Sheriff: Second arrest made in theft of 2,200 gallons of fuel

Bobby Myron Brown, top left, Tommy Ray Thomas Jr., top middle, Dianna Marie Benton, top right, Michael Vogt, bottom left, and Clarnece Edward Risher, bottom right
Bobby Myron Brown, top left, Tommy Ray Thomas Jr., top middle, Dianna Marie Benton, top right, Michael Vogt, bottom left, and Clarnece Edward Risher, bottom right

ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - Investigators have made a second arrest in the theft of 2200 gallons of fuel from an Orangeburg gas station, and are asking for the community's assistance in locating three more people they say were involved in the crime.

Investigators say 20-year-old Bobby Brown was arrested in Colleton County and transported to Orangeburg on November 13 and 21-year-old Tommy Thomas was arrested on October 2, but is currently out on a $5,000 PR bond.

According to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, after receiving a large number of Crimestopper tips, deputies were able obtain the identity and locations of the individuals involved in the October 4 theft.

Investigators say the group was reselling the fuel and that they are still searching for Clarence Edward Risher and Dianna Marie Benton.

Michael Vogt, another suspect, turned himself in to police on Oct. 29.

Investigators continue to investigate, to see if other agencies have had similar thefts.

Brown will have a bond hearing at 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

If you know were these three individuals are hiding, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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