Blair man arrested on multiple charges including stolen property

WINNSBORO – Jesse Ross Duke, 33, of Pine Isle Drive in the Blair area of Fairfield County has been arrested, according to Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery.

In the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 21, a Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of SC 215 near McCrorey-Liston Elementary School.

Upon further investigation, the occupant of the vehicle, later identified as Duke, fled from the vehicle on foot. The vehicle was found to have recently been stolen from a location in Richland County. Duke was located at his residence on Pine Isle Drive where a search warrant was conducted.

During the search warrant, numerous stolen items, to include tools, firearms, computers and a golf cart, were recovered. More charges are expected from Fairfield, Richland and Lexington counties.

Investigators are currently working to identify owners of this recovered property.

This investigation is on-going and more details will be released later.