Four arrested for Diamond Lake Recreation Department thefts



Four men are in custody in connection to recent thefts from the Richmond County Recreation Department at Diamond Lakes.

Police were called to the facility on Diamond Way Monday morning after an employee discovered someone had taken a golf cart, 2001 Ford F-250 and a utility trailer overnight.

According to a police report, the lock of a storage shed was cut to get to the golf cart. It appeared the bandits loaded the golf cart on to the utility trailer, which was already attached to the pickup truck, and then drove through the chain-link fence. The keys to both the truck and golf cart were still at the recreation department, police said.

Joshua Raines, 23, of Cougar Drive, and Terry Alan Bellew, 44 of Hephzibah McBean Road, and Anthony Stephen Farrow, 45, of Willis Foreman Road, were arrested for their role in the incidents, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

During the course of the investigation, police obtained information that another man, Jimmy David Miller, 28, of Nellie Drive, was involved in a similar theft at the Diamond Lakes facility on May 3. Tools and a golf cart were reported stolen from that incident. Miller was also taken into custody.

Raines and Farrow have been charged with burglary and felony theft by taking. Bellew has been charged with two counts of theft by receiving stolen property and Miller with one count.




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