Press Release

On June 21, 2018 the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to take a wanted suspect, who was in a stolen vehicle, into custody at a gas station in the town of Gray Court. During the incident the wanted individual rammed a Laurens County Sheriff’s Office vehicle head on, backed into a parked vehicle, and hit a Deputy Sheriff who had approached the vehicle on foot. The stolen truck then rammed a civilian at the gas station and led deputies on a pursuit down highway 14 into Laurens. The driver then hit several vehicles along the way. Then, as he traveled at a high rate of speed, he lost control of the truck and overturned, injuring himself and an accomplice during the crash. Both individuals were transported by EMS from the scene. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is handling the intentional and violent acts that occurred during the incident. More information to follow as information is gathered.

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