Duo charged with stealing GPS unit, digital camera

Carroll and Oliver (Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center)
Carroll and Oliver (Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police arrested two men early Tuesday morning after they allegedly stole a GPS unit and a digital camera from a vehicle in West Ashley.

Charleston Police Department officers responded to Beechwood Road, off Ashley River Road, just before 3 a.m. after receiving reports of two men approaching a vehicle.

When they arrived, police said they found 21-year-old Jesse Ray Carroll standing in the middle of the street. Officers said Carroll, who was wearing tan winter gloves, said he was wearing them because he was cold. He also told police he was alone.

Police said while they were talking with Carroll, they noticed another man, 20-year-old Dylan Taylor Oliver, come from behind a vehicle a few houses down the street. Police said Carroll then told them that was "his buddy," and became nervous when he realized he already told officers he was alone.

Officers then asked Carroll if they could search the book bag he was carrying, and inside they found a Garmin GPS and a Nikon digital camera. One of the officers pressed the "Home" button on the GPS, which indicated the owner lived on that street.

Police interviewed the homeowner, who confirmed that the $100 GPS unit and the $700 camera was stolen from her vehicle. Oliver and Carroll were arrested and charged with receiving stolen goods.

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