Man charged after stealing, crashing Greenville Co. deputy’s patrol car in Pickens Co.

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PICKENS CO., SC (WSPA) – A man has been charged after stealing and crashing a Greenville County deputy’s patrol car.

The car was stolen from the deputy’s home and crashed a short time later in Pickens County, the sheriff’s office said.

According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch was called just before 9 a.m. for one of their patrol cars driving erratically on Highway 124.

A short time later, Pickens County rescue truck spotted a crashed patrol car on Farrs Bridge Road, deputies said.

Crashed Greenville County patrol car being towed, February 16, 2020

According to Highway Patrol, the patrol car struck an embankment near Old Mill Road and overturned.

Roy Wood McDonald (Pickens County Sheriff’s Office)

32-year-old Roy Wood McDonald was charged and is detained in the Pickens Co. Detention Center.

He is charged with driving under the influence, grand larceny and simple larceny.

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