Smooth-talking con man with penchant for luxury cars facing myriad of charges

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Justin Durbin, 22, is being accused of stealing luxury automobiles and traveling across the nation during a crime spree that affected victims in multiple states and earned him the name "The Bentley Bandit".

Local man Shawn Rhoad, 40, met Durbin in West Ashley in mid-April and invited his new friend to a dinner party at his parents' home. After the guests left, it was discovered that several items were missing, including an heirloom diamond ring, a laptop, and a pistol. Rhoad's suspicions immediately turned to Durbin; however, he didn't hear of the con man again until he made national news in July.

Durbin is currently being held in Louisiana following a July 14th arrest involving a massive manhunt that culminated in two high-speed chases. Durbin is being accused of numerous crimes spanning eight states, including the April 23rd theft in Mount Pleasant of a Mercedes sedan worth $70,000.

Find out more about this smooth-talking criminal's charges over at The Post and Courier's in-depth report here.

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