WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man on Tuesday on charges related to removal of the subject’s ankle monitor earlier that morning.
The Sheriff’s Office received word that Joshua Scott Ivester, 31, of Shannandoah Drive in Westminster had removed his ankle monitor shortly after 5 a.m. that morning. A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division discovered the ankle monitor at the residence after Ivester had left the scene.
Ivester was arrested on Dec. 15, 2015, on nine counts of petit larceny, nine counts of breaking into autos, one count of grand larceny and on a bench warrant from the city of Walhalla. Ivester was placed on ankle monitoring as a condition of bond on New Year’s Day.
As of 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Ivester was reportedly spotted in the Timberlake One area and along Coneross Creek Road, which is near the Townville area.
Acting on a tip deputies received later on in the day, Ivester was located by deputies on Hunt Road near S.C. 24, which is near Townville. Ivester was taken into custody a short time later.
In warrants obtained by deputies today, Ivester has been charged removing an electronic monitoring device and with malicious injury to personal property.
Ivester was denied bond on the two charges. Ivester remained incarcerated at the Oconee County Detention Center.
An additional hold was placed on Ivester by General Sessions Court regarding revocation of bond.