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.