Great Falls Man Charged in Wateree Area Thefts

Dalford Mitchell Wilson

Dalford Mitchell Wilson

WINNSBORO (May 20, 2016) – A Great Falls man was arrested last week by Fairfield County Sheriff’s investigators and charged with grand larceny and petit larceny after three jet skis and a golf cart were stolen from homes at Lake Wateree.

Dalford Mitchell Wilson, 30, of 4740 Great Falls Highway and with an alternate address of 204 Duke St., was arrested on May 13 after Great Falls police had picked him up for questioning during the investigation.

Wilson is charged with thefts that, according to incident reports from the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, began around May 2. It was then that a homeowner in the 100 block of Bluebird Lane reported a pair of jet skis worth $4,000 had been stolen from outside his home.

On May 7, a homeowner in the 100 block of Saints Drive reported his Yamaha jet ski worth $1,500 had also been stolen from underneath his home. Then on May 14, a homeowner also in the 100 block of Saints Drive reported the theft of a golf cart worth $800 from outside his home.

A witness in the golf cart theft reported seeing a red pickup truck towing the golf cart away from the home some time between May 3 and May 5. A second witness reported seeing the same red pickup truck prowling around the neighborhood between those same dates. The pickup truck was later linked to Wilson who confessed to the theft. Wilson reportedly told investigators that he had dropped the golf cart off at a home on Circle Street in Great Falls. Investigators located the golf cart there on May 14.

The jet skis stolen from Blue Bird Lane were located on May 10 outside a home on Old Stover Road in Great Falls. The resident there reportedly told investigators that Wilson had asked her if he could park them there.

The jet ski stole from Saints Drive was located outside a home on Holly Street in Great Falls. The resident there also reportedly told investigators that Wilson had dropped the jet ski off there.

Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery said he expects the Wilson investigation will lead to more stolen items.

“This is still an active investigation,” Montgomery said, “and we are optimistic that we are going to be able to locate more of these items that have been stolen.”

The Lake Wateree area has in recent weeks experienced a rash of thefts, the Sheriff’s Office said, which in addition to personal water craft and the golf cart include tools and trailers.

Wilson was booked into the Fairfield County Detention Center. He was released on May 16 on a $10,000 bond and transferred to Chester County where he faces additional charges.