Deputies arrest man wanted in connection with shrimp boat theft

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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCSC) - Georgetown County deputies say the man wanted in connection with the recent theft of a shrimp boat and as well as an out-of-state vehicle theft is in custody.

Daniel Conor Janowski, 28, was arrested Wednesday night on charges of theft of a boat or vessel with a value of more than $10,000; and possession of a stolen vehicle with a value of between $2,000 and $10,000, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Janowski is accused of taking the Lila Lee, a refurbished trawler that was recovered after being found on a sand bar north of Murrells Inlet. A deputy from Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and an officer from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources took Janowski into custody while he was in a dinghy preparing to board a boat near Georgetown harbor.

The vehicle charge involves a theft that happened in Colorado shortly before the shrimp boat was stolen, deputies say.

Janowski is being held at Georgetown County Detention Center, pending a bond hearing.

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