A former employee has been arrested after more than $54,000 worth of metal parts were stolen from a company near North Charleston this month.

Travis Nathaniel Green, 34, of Woodwind Court in North Charleston, was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of grand larceny and obtaining goods by false pretenses, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

Fifteen baskets of metal joint pins, worth more than $54,000, were stolen Dec. 14 from Hesco Bastion on Azalea Drive, according to an incident report. Green had been recently laid off from Hesco and was listed as a suspect.

He was being held Monday in the Charleston County jail on $80,000 bail.

Another man also was charged in the steel heist. Robert McLeod Grant, 63, of Plow Ground Road on Johns Island, was arrested Dec. 19 and charged with two counts of grand larceny and two counts of obtaining goods by false pretenses. He was released on bail, according to jail records.

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