A Clifton man received a 10-year prison sentence Wednesday after a jury decided he defrauded a local couple out of a trailer valued at more than $2,000.
Carlon Eugene Weathers Jr., 43, was found guilty of breach of trust after a day-long jury trial, according to the 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office. Circuit Court Judge Derham Cole issued the maximum sentence allowed under state law, according to the Solicitor's Office.
On Jan. 16, 2017, a Campobello family reported to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office they paid Weathers $100 in order to remove bails of trash off their property. The family also allowed Weathers to borrow a utility trailer to complete the task. Weathers completed about half of the work and he failed to return the utility trailer, according to the Solicitor's Office. Weathers then did not respond to follow-up communication.
The victims later identified Weathers in a photo lineup generated by the Sheriff’s Office. The trailer wasn’t recovered.
Cole’s sentence includes $4,600 in restitution.