Abbeville Man Arrested on Theft and Substance Charges

Police in Abbeville make arrest for theft of a business.

22-year-old Kasey Joe Cox of Kelsey Drive in Abbeville was taken into custody for felony counts of theft of property 1st degree and un-lawful possession of a controlled substance.

Cox is accused of entering the Best Western hotel lobby on Highway 431 and removing the safe from behind the counter.

After a 911 call by the desk clerk, police made contact with Cox as he was driving on Kirkland Street.

Police also seized an un-disclosed amount of crack cocaine and cash.

Cox was released on bonds totaling 13,000 dollars.

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