3 men charged with stealing fireworks

3 men charged with stealing fireworks

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - Three men are facing charges after Aiken County deputies said they stole fireworks from a business on East Pine Log Road.

Allen Jackson, 24, Lancy Cheatham, 24, and David Richardson, 26, were arrested after a traffic stop around 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

Officers with the Aiken Department of Public Safety pulled over a truck on Powderhouse Road near Crawford Avenue for driving without headlights. The three men were inside the truck.

The truck had just pulled out from a road near Peterson's Fireworks on East Pine Log Road, according to the sheriff's office. It was full of fireworks.

Aiken Public Safety officers called in the sheriff's office. Investigators discovered that a storage vehicle at Peterson's Fireworks had been broken into.

Jackson and Cheatham were arrested during the traffic stop. Richardson fled from the scene but turned himself in shortly after fleeing.

The three men are each charged with breaking into a motor vehicle and grand larceny. They are being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

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