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Deputies: 2 sought after Greenville Co. trailer heist, 1 arrested

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Billy Joe Durham Jr. (L) and Michael Cowart (Source: Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office) Billy Joe Durham Jr. (L) and Michael Cowart (Source: Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
Frankie McCarter (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center) Frankie McCarter (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies said three people were wanted after surveillance video shows them drive off with a tractor trailer full of antiques, and one of them has since been arrested.

The trailer had about $27,000 worth of furniture inside, according to its owner Mathew Chavis. Chavis owns Now, Then and Again on Poinsett Highway.

He said on April 13, a Uhaul trailer pulled into the business, backs up to the trailer and then within a few minutes both were gone. The theft was caught on his store's surveillance camera.

"They took about 10 to 12 minutes," Chavis said. "They had to have a brake key to put inside the trailer brakes to unlock them. So, I think they knew what they had to do to get it."

Since then, the trailer was located, but the antiques that were inside are still missing.

Deputies said one of the suspects was trying to sell the trailer and a potential buyer became suspicious, and reported it.

Deputies said they have signed warrants for three people's arrest in connection with the theft.

Billy Joe Durham Jr. and Michael Cowart, both of Greenville, are wanted on charges of criminal conspiracy. Durham and Cowart are also wanted on grand larceny worth more than $10,000 and McCarter is wanted on a receiving stolen goods charge.

Frankie McCarter, 47, was also wanted and was arrested Wednesday on charges of criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen goods. She is being held on bond at the Greenville County Detention Center, according to online jail records.

If you know of Durham and Cowart's whereabouts you are asked to call 864-23-CRIME.

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