Little River man arrested, nearly $35,000 in cash and $200,000 in property seized


A little River man has been arrested and thousands of dollars in cash and property have been seized by authorities.

According to a news release from Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Unit, James Douglas Valenti, Jr., 40, of Little River, has been arrested in Brunswick County.

Deputies say the arrest follows an incident on Oct. 6 at a home on South Windward Drive in Supply, where Valenti had been living.

They say, during a search of the home, approximately $200,000 in jewelry and electronics, $1200 in fishing equipment, and nearly $35,000 in cash was recovered that was linked to incidents that occurred Horry County.

The arrest was a joint endeavor by Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and the Horry County Police Department, the release said.

Valenti has been charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, obtaining property under false pretense, felony receiving stolen goods/property, safecracking, felony possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies say Valenti also had a fugitive warrant for charges of criminal trespassing, DUI (3rd offense) and theft by deception/false impression out of Pennsylvania.

Valenti was arrested on Oct. 10, and he was booked into Brunswick County Detention Facility.

He remains incarcerated under a $95,000 bond, the release said.

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