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Person of interest sought after vehicles go missing in Orangeburg County

Factory picture of one of the vehicles stolen. Source: OCSO Factory picture of one of the vehicles stolen. Source: OCSO
Factory picture of one of the vehicles stolen. Source: OCSO Factory picture of one of the vehicles stolen. Source: OCSO
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is searching for a person of interest after a number of vehicles were stolen in Cordova. 

Investigators are looking to question 33-year-old Gene Rutland of Swansea. Rutland may have information about a case involving the theft of two vehicles, investigators said.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact OCSO Inv. Devrinn Washington at 803-534-3550 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

On Aug. 1, a Bamberg Road man reported his John Deere Z830A zero-turn mower and a 2014 Polaris Ranger 800FS four wheeler were taken from his property. 

"The owner said that around 1 p.m. he parked his equipment on his property due to inclement weather," OCSO officials said."Around 5:30 p.m. when he returned, the trailer and the two machines were gone."

According to OCSO officials, the owner is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the theft of the $26,000 worth of outdoor equipment.

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