Sheriff: Teen backed stolen vehicle into gas station during burglary

Coty Ott (Source: OCSO)
Coty Ott (Source: OCSO)

BOWMAN, SC (WCSC) - Orangeburg County deputies have arrested a Eutawville teen they say backed a stolen pickup truck into a Bowman gas station during a burglary.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said deputies responded to an alarm call at a gas station on Vance Road Wednesday morning to find "significant damage to the structure of the business."

Surveillance from the scene shows 19-year-old Coty Dalton Ott backing a truck into the business, removing merchandise, and leaving the business, according to Sheriff Ravenell.

Ott is charged with burglary and petit larceny. The second charge comes after Ott admitted to authorities that he stole the 1992 Ford F-150 from the Wampee Plantation in Eutawville.

A bond hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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