Suspects charged for stealing from graves

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has charged two persons with stealing bronze flower vases from graves at Fredrick Memorial Gardens.

Detective David Oglesby has charged the following persons with Grand Larceny more than $5000: 

John Curtis Williams
age 21
168 Susan's Road
Cowpens S.C. 

William Ray Linder
age 26
123 Springs Street
Cowpens S.C.

Both are accused of stealing about 36 flower vases from Fredrick Memorial Gardens between September 22 and September 23 of this year.

Both suspects are accused of selling the vases to a scrap metal company and received approximately $100.00. The reported value of the vases was $12,100.00. All the vases have been melted down for scrap metal.

Both are being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center awaiting bond hearings.