North Augusta man sought by Alabama authorities


A North Augusta man is being sought in Alabama after he and two other men allegedly scammed an elderly woman out of $9,000, according to the Vestavia Hills Police Department.

A felony warrant for first-degree theft of property has been obtained for 37-year-old Bill Braxton, of North Augusta, according to a statement released from the Vestavia Hills police. Braxton is also wanted in South Carolina, with nationwide extradition, for a probation violation.

Braxton and two accomplices approached an elderly resident on March 29 about “refinishing” her asphalt driveway, police said. In about 30 minutes, the suspects painted a glossy black substance on the driveway and demanded $9,000 in payment from the victim.

The victim told police she felt pressured into writing the check, which was subsequently cashed by Braxton at a local bank.

One of the two accomplices with Braxton was described as a white male in his 50s with graying hair. He was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed about 200 pounds.

The other man was white and appeared to be in his 20s with brown hair. He was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed about 170 pounds.

The suspects were in a white, four-door truck with a flat bed and a hydraulic pump on the back, police said. The truck was possibly a Dodge or Chevrolet.

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