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Three charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity in connection with burglary

ANDERSON CO., May 13, 2013--Three suspects have been charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity in connection with a burglary which occurred on March 27, in the 5000 block of Hwy 19.

According to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor, the burglary was large-scale, and included electronics, tools, and two Polaris Ranger ATVs. Total loss value was estimated somewhere between $50,000 and $60,000.

Two televisions, with a value of over $5,000 each were recovered.

Police arrested Megan Gail Atwood, age 17, on May 9. She was charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and her bond was set at $100,000.

Crime Suspect - Megan Gail Atwood

Two other suspects, Rodney Olujide Toye and James Troy Yelverton were already incarcerated on unrelated charges.

Toye was in jail on a Criminal non-support charge, with a $24,000 cash bond.

Crime Suspect - Rodney Olujide Toye

Yelverton was in jail on the charges of DWI and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Crime Suspect - James Troy Yelverton

Both men were charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, and bond was set at $100,000 each.

Sheriff Taylor gives credit to his investigators, saying they did a fantastic job with the information they had on the case. The case is still under investigation and Sheriff Taylor remains optimistic about continued new developments. “There could be further arrests made in this case,” said Sheriff Taylor. “And hopefully, more property will be recovered.”

 

An arrest does not mean that the individual or individuals have been convicted of the alleged violation, unless otherwise noted. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

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