A volunteer firefighter is accused of breaking into a truck and stealing a gun.

News outlets report the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says 25-year-old Creighton Robinson Frost was arrested Friday and charged with breaking into a motor vehicle, petit larceny and four counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Arrest warrants state Frost also fraudulently obtained a signature and/or property from four pawn shops in Greer, Inman and Lyman.

The incidents from which the charges stem took place between Aug. 26 and Sept. 26.

"We had a situation where Mr. Frost came in, had some tools and stated that he wanted to borrow some money on them," said Morris Williams, owner of Lyman Gun and Pawn and Inman Gun and Pawn, "We loaned some money on them and he signed the ticket stating that they were his."

Morris Williams said Frost pawned stolen items at his Lyman pawn shop last week.

"The next morning, the sheriff's office had a report that there was a problem," said Williams, "Law enforcement contacted us and asked us to put a hold on that ticket and those tools."

In addition to Williams' two stores, SLED reports state that Frost sold stolen items to DJ's Jewelry and Pawn and Big Boom Pawn.

Frost was a volunteer firefighter with the Duncan Fire Department, where his father is the fire chief.

"Creighton has resigned and is no longer a firefighter with Duncan Fire Department," said Chief Barry Frost.

Stephen Denton is representing Frost.

"He's charged with some serious offenses, but I plan to defend him zealously and we will see what happens," said Denton.

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