Crime & Courts

Report: Shoplifters took $700 in ammo from Fort Mill Cabela’s


Two people were arrested after reportedly stealing more than $700 in ammunition from a Fort Mill store.

Deputies responded to a shoplifting at Cabela’s in Fort Mill about 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. They were told a woman stole boxes of ammo and was leaving in a champagne-colored SUV.

An SUV matching that description was leaving the parking lot when officers conducted a stop, deputies say. The driver and passenger were asked to exit the vehicle.

On the passenger side floorboard, deputies found 30 boxes of ammo of varying calibers, which were in a black purse and were falling out onto the floor, the report states. The ammo, which was valued at $731, was returned to Cabela’s.

While searching the vehicle, officers found a paper binder containing several pawn slips for ammo.

The driver, 26-year-old Jose Antonio Masso, of Charlotte, was charged with two counts of shoplifting, according to jail records. He was placed in the York County Detention Center, where he remained Thursday under $20,000 bond.

The passenger, Autumn Marie Lavanchard, 26, of Pulaski, N.Y., was charged with two counts of petty larceny, officials say. She remained jailed Thursday under $4,260 bond.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala