Vehicle break-in leads to Lakemont man’s arrest

A Lakemont resident has been arrested by Oconee County deputies on the charge of breaking into motor vehicles.

According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, Ronald Lynn Jackson, 51, of Lakemont, was apprehended by authorities during the late hours of Monday after a caller notified dispatch of the incident at Ramsey Creek Road near Westminister.

According to the report, Jackson refused to comply with law enforcement’s orders to get out of the broken-into truck. As a result, the straight armbar takedown was applied to place him under detention.

Under South Carolina law, Jackson has been charged with breaking into motor vehicles or tanks, pumps and other containers where fuel or lubricants are stored – a felony charge.

If found guilty and convicted of the crime, Jackson faces a penalty of more than a year in prison.

Jackson remains lodged in the Oconee County Jail.