Thomas Daniel Stewart, booked in Anderson County jail (Source: Anderson Co. Detention Center)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -
An Anderson County woman said her car was burglarized by one of the suspects in Monday's attempt to pawn off stolen items at a local pawn shop.
"It was very traumatizing. It caused a lot of anxiety issues," said the woman, who did not want to be identified.
She said Thomas Stewart, one of the suspects accused of stealing jewelry and hundreds of dollars in gift cards from a woman's car, also stole money from her car back in October. Arrest records indicate Stewart was arrested for that crime in November, but was only in jail for four hours.
"I know it's law you have to set a bond," said the woman's mother. "Set that bond high enough where he doesn't get out."
Both women said Stewart is a "career criminal" and that he needs to remain behind bars. FOX Carolina ran a background check on Stewart, and he has multiple arrests on his record, including multiple burglary, larceny and fraud charges dating back to 2002.
"How many times is it going to take to put him behind the bars to stay?" said the theft victim's mother.
Officials with Anderson County were not available for comment on the matter.
Stewart is accused, along with Natascha Tribble and Justin Hutchins, of breaking into another woman's car Sunday and trying to pawn the items off at B&B Pawn Shop in Anderson County. Little did they know, the items stolen belonged to the wife of the shop's owner.
All three remain in the Anderson County jail on a $50,000 surety bond.
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:04:22 GMT
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