UPDATE: Arrest made in barn theft

WINNSBORO – James H. Richardson, 39, of Lancaster has been charged with 2nd degree burglary and grand larceny for an incident that occurred on River Road in the Lake Wateree area on December 31, 2017. Richardson stole horse saddles, riding equipment and a pressure washer.

Through information received from the public, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office identified and arrested Richardson on Tuesday, Jan. 9 with assistance from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

“I want to thank those citizens who provided us with valuable information that helped us to identify Mr. Richardson,” Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery said. “This is truly a great example of law enforcement and the community working together to make our county safer.”

The investigation is on-going as Richardson is believed to be linked to other similar crimes in surrounding counties.


Sheriff seeks suspect in barn theft

January 11, 2018

Photos/Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Facebook

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of 6 horse saddles, horse riding equipment and a pressure washer that occurred at a farm in the Lake Wateree area of Fairfield County in the early morning of Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in identifying this individual on video.

If the identity of this individual is known, contact Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office 803-635-4141.

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