2 men charged in trailer theft

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer from a neighbor’s home in Lexington County.

Jason Wilson, a 41-year-old Lexington resident, was charged with grand larceny and Maynard Bartlett, a 37-year-old Columbia resident, was charged with grand larceny and receiving stolen goods, according to arrest warrants.

“After receiving a call from a witness, deputies responded to a theft of a trailer on Bush River Road,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The witness reported seeing a white pickup truck speed off after stealing his neighbor’s trailer.”

Koon said deputies were able to conduct a traffic stop after passing a white truck pulling a trailer that matched the description. They found Bartlett in the driver’s seat and Wilson in the passenger seat. The pickup truck was also reported stolen out of Lexington County.

“Bartlett admitted to taking the trailer and stated that he was picking it up for a friend,” Koon said. “The value of the truck is $20,000 and the value of the trailer is $5,000.”

Wilson is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center. Bartlett has been released after meeting conditions of his bond.

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