Vehicle thefts in S. Carolina, Geneva, and Ithaca all connected to man arrested in Ontario County

Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Florida resident after a stolen car from South Carolina was found in Victor.

But that wasn’t the only stolen vehicle connected to the Miami man.

Javoy Jamall Gaines, 32, of Miami was found sleeping in a Honda Accord behind the Home Depot in Victor. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Charleston County, South Carolina in early-February.

Gaines was arraigned on a criminal possession of stolen property charge, then released.

Sheriff Henderson says that Gaines then stole another vehicle in the city of Geneva. That vehicle was recovered in Ithaca.

That’s when the Sheriff says a third vehicle was reported stolen from Ithaca, too.

The Sheriff’s Office didn’t elaborate on how the latter two thefts were connected to the initial investigation in a press release.

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