The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office responded at 3:33 yesterday afternoon on a Burglary in progress call in the 2500 address range of Beaverdam Church Road, Mountville. Two males from a burgundy truck had reportedly been observed taking items from a yard. The men indicated a girl had told them they could get the items, but no such female could be located during the investigation.
Deputies arrested 49-year-old Joseph William “Joe” Shockley Jr. and 31-year-old Joel Lee Edwards, both of 2880 Highway 39, Mountville. They were placed in the Johnson Detention Center last night and were being held for warrants. Lt. Higgenbotham was to obtain in order to charge them with Petit Larceny.