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Deputies: Trio steals goods, tries to pawn them off at shop belonging to victim's husband

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Tribble, Hutchins and Stewart: Accused of theft and trafficking meth. (Source: Anderson County Detention Center) Tribble, Hutchins and Stewart: Accused of theft and trafficking meth. (Source: Anderson County Detention Center)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Three suspects appeared before an Anderson County judge on Tuesday after cops accused them of theft and trafficking methamphetamine.

Natascha Tribble, her boyfriend Justin Hutchins and Thomas Stewart are accused of stealing thousands of dollars in gift cards, jewelry and other items from a car in Anderson and trying to pawn them off at B&B Sporting Goods in Anderson County.

Little did they know, the victim's husband is the owner of the shop.

Hutchins' mother said her son and his girlfriend had nothing to do with the theft, and that they may have used poor judgment in agreeing to help him pawn the items off, but she believes their charges should be reduced.

"They got caught up in his mess, but they did not have anything to do with breaking in the car where the stuff was stolen from," said Donna Hutchins.

"All I was doing was riding in the car with somebody that stole something," Justin Hutchins told an Anderson County judge at his bond hearing.

Donna Hutchins claims Thomas Stewart stole the items from the woman's car then showed up to her son's home to show off the items.

She said she was there when he started pulling the items from a bag.

"He accidentally pulled out a bag of meth," said Donna Hutchins, who said she believed he had that in his possession before he went stealing out of the victim's car.

Donna Hutchins claimed she was afraid for her safety after seeing the stolen items, so she opted not to call the cops.

Donna Hutchins said Stewart propositioned his cousin, Natascha, to help him pawn off the items. She said Natascha Tribble and Justin Hutchins were desperate for money, and that Stewart promised to pay them if they helped him pawn the items.

Deputies arrested them after employees at B&B Sporting Goods recognized the items from a description given by their boss' wife, who was the victim in the theft. They stalled and detained Tribble, who deputies said Justin Hutchins and Thomas Stewart sent in to make the transaction.

Donna Hutchins said her fear is that her son will never see her again, because his bond is $50,000 and she has cancer.

"If I die now, my son will never see me again, because he will be in prison," she said tearfully.

FOX Carolina ran a background check on all suspects. Both male suspects have extensive arrest records, including burglary and grand larceny.

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