Suspects Apprehended in South Carolina Theft Spree of iPads, Vehicle, and Tractor


Lauren County, S.C. - In a series of coordinated efforts, South Carolina deputies successfully located and apprehended a woman and two men involved in a string of thefts, including iPads, a vehicle, and a tractor. The suspects, identified as Chase Edward Zucchi from Greenville, Shyann Nicole Luster, and Joseph Edward Kinsel from Fountain Inn, are now facing a range of charges including burglary, grand larceny, and criminal conspiracy.

The investigation was launched on September 18, after a Fountain Inn resident living along Highway 418 reported a burglary. Upon awakening, she discovered the theft of iPads and a tractor from her property while she slept.

Using advanced tracking methods, deputies pinpointed the stolen iPads to an address on Golf Lane in Fountain Inn. Upon arrival, they found a stolen vehicle at the location, with an iPad in plain sight inside the vehicle.

A subsequent search with a warrant led to the recovery of three iPads stolen from the Highway 418 residence. Additionally, the stolen tractor was located at a separate site, along with several other items pilfered from the home.

Zucchi was taken into custody on the same day the burglary was reported, according to Courtney Snow from the Laurens County Sheriff's Office. Luster was apprehended on September 27, while Kinsel was arrested on September 30.

Kinsel's association with the Highway 418 burglary was established when deputies uncovered that he possessed a tow truck stolen from Spartanburg County. Furthermore, a cache of pilfered items, including a golf cart, dirt bikes, and assorted tools, allegedly taken by Kinsel, was discovered on Meadowland Drive in Fountain Inn.

Authorities located Kinsel in Oregon on Saturday. He will be extradited back to Laurens County to face charges. Additionally, Kinsel had two pre-existing bench warrants for resisting arrest and making threats against a public official, according to Snow.