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Warrenville man pleads guilty to grand larceny from November arrest

May 9, 2019

A Warrenville teen received a light sentence Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to stealing a motorcycle from a Pelzer Street residence in November 2018.

Donald Raymond Boyd, 19, of the 100 block of Piney Heights Road, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the charge of grand larceny, value more than $2,000 but less than $10,000, according to court records.

His original charges also included second-degree burglary and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor – but those charges were dropped.

The judge sentenced Boyd to two years in prison suspended to 170 days of probation, records show.

On Nov. 16, 2018, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies met with four individuals all connected with an incident on Pelzer Street in Warrenville.

Investigators reported two of the victims were juveniles, a boy and girl, who had been riding their bikes together down Dunbar Street earlier in the day, when they were approached by Boyd.

Boyd asked them for help stealing a motorcycle from a Pelzer Street home, offering them both $20 for their help, but they refused, according to the report.

Deputies reported the juveniles rode their bikes to the residence where the motorcycle was located in an outdoor shed, and warned the 54-year-old woman living there about Boyd. She then noticed him with the motorcycle on the side of her porch and called the motorcycle’s owner.

Boyd fled the scene, but he was involved in a four-wheeler accident about 45 minutes later, which landed him in the hospital, police reported.

Police arrested Boyd on Nov. 17, 2018, after deputies caught him with stolen merchandise from a Dollar General on Jefferson Davis Highway in Beech Island.