PAGELAND — Two accused thieves held at gunpoint by a county resident received 30 days behind bars.
Judge Ricky Faulkenberry found guilty David William Brown, 36, of Charlotte, N.C., and Charles Anthony Mills, 46, of Monroe, sentencing them to a month in Chesterfield County Work Camp on trespassing and two petit larceny charges each.
Brown and Mills were taken into custody Sept. 28 when Pageland area resident Earnest Funderburk, 63, stopped both men for allegedly attempting to hoist an old golf cart from his S.C. Highway 207 property onto the back of a black Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck.
While staring down the business end of the gun, Brown and Mills told Fundrburk they wanted to pay for a lawnmower they took the day before.
When Funderburk told both men deputies were on the way, Mills booked it behind the house into a wooded area.
Deputies apprehended Brown at the scene; a sheriff’s office bloodhound team located Mills nearby an hour later.