Greenville Co. deputies find wanted man following search near Augusta Rd. and W. Ridgeway Rd.

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials said deputies were able to locate a wanted man following a search in the Augusta Road and West Ridgeway Road area.

Deputies received a call at about 7:30 a.m. about the man possibly stealing a camper, according to the sheriff’s office.

After receiving the call, deputies were able to locate the man, 25-year-old Gregory Chandler Metz. Deputies said Metz then pointed a gun at his own head before running into the woods.

Deputies were able to locate Metz again following a brief search.

After further investigation, deputies said the object they believed to be a gun was actually a lighter.

Metz has been charged with grand larceny after deputies said he tried to hook a camper up to a Uhaul truck off of Latimer Mill Road.

Deputies said Metz was taken to an area hospital for his injuries before he was taken to the Greenville County Detention Center.

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