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Deputies: 3 arrested for stealing 51 lawn mowers

Danny Davis and Chiquita Haynes Danny Davis and Chiquita Haynes
Darion Priester (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office) Darion Priester (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)
ORANGEBURG, SC (WCSC) -

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has arrested a third suspect in connection to the theft of 51 lawn mowers stolen from a manufacturing plant.

Deputies have arrested 41-year-old Darion Priester Friday morning after the lawn mowers were taken from a manufacturing company's storage space in Orangeburg. Priester is charged with grand larceny and was released on a $15,000 dollar surety bond.

Investigators have also charged 61-year-old Danny Davis and 28-year-old Chiquita Haynes with grand larceny.

On Dec. 30, 2011, an employee of a lawn mower manufacturing facility in Orangeburg notified the sheriff's office that a trailer containing lawn mowers was missing from a storage site.

According to investigators, two of the suspects were employees at the plant who conspired with a former employee to remove the trailer from the storage site.

Authorities say 51 lawn mowers were stolen and 21 have been recovered. The lawn mowers are valued at $1,000 each.

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