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Sophisticated network of tunnels conceals stolen property

Published on Friday, May 17, 2019

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Investigators discovered that the four-acre property contained a sophisticated network of tunnels that were being used to conceal over $200,000 in stolen property.
 

Greenville County Sheriff Office

Investigators discovered that the four-acre property contained a sophisticated network of tunnels that were being used to conceal over $200,000 in stolen property.

 

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 26 year-old, Timothy Glenn Painter on eight counts of receiving stolen goods and one count of grand larceny.

Investigators following up on leads concerning stolen property responded to 617 Looperville Road, in Piedmont on May 14. During the execution of what turned out to be a two-day search warrant, investigators discovered that the four-acre property contained a sophisticated network of tunnels that were being used to conceal over $200,000 in stolen property from victims residing in the counties throughout the upstate and the midlands.

Some of the stolen property was heavy construction equipment, transport trailers, vehicles, power tools and construction material.

Investigators are continuing to work on establishing contact with the victims to return their respective property. Painter is in the Greenville County Detention Center on a $133,400 bond; however investigators anticipate additional charges to follow as they continue their investigation.

 

 

 

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