2 arrested after attempted ATV thefts in Union Co.

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UNION, SC (WSPA) – Two people are in custody after Union County deputies say they tried to steal several ATVs and sparked a manhunt near the Lockhart community.

According to the sheriff’s office, 21-year-old Troy Tillman Gilreath and 26-year-old David Matthew Upchurch are each charged with grand larceny following a joint investigation with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says there will be more charges in the case.

Deputies have been searching for the suspects since March 16 when they say there were several reports of attempted ATV thefts.

Law enforcement was searching the area near Highway 105 for the suspects using bloodhounds and a SLED helicopter.

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