Pickens man wanted on multiple charges

WALHALLA — Oconee County police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Pickens man wanted on three outstanding warrants.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Jimmy Watt said Friday that Joseph Coy Kilby, 28, whose address is listed on warrants as Swiss Entrance, is wanted on charges of second-degree burglary, petit larceny and possession of implements capable of being used in a crime.

Investigators say the incident occurred Jan. 5, when they allege Kilby broke into a building on Woods Edge Drive in Seneca and made off with around $1,750 worth of various pieces of construction equipment. Investigators allege Kilby had in his possession a bolt cutter, screwdriver and claw hammer while committing the crime.

Arrest warrants also state Kilby has two prior convictions for property crimes.

Investigators say they believe Kilby may be traveling between Seneca and Pickens. The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding Kilby’s whereabouts is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at (864) 638-STOP, 1-888-CRIME-SC or text in a tip to 274637. All names and information provided to CrimeStoppers are anonymous and confidential, and a tip leading to an arrest could make the provider eligible for a cash reward.