Man sought in vehicle thefts, chase in Laurens and Anderson counties

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LAURENS COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Law enforcement officers in Laurens County are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect who was involved in a chase Thursday night.

According to Laurens County Sheriff’s Office news release, Clinton Public Safety officers were dispatched to a gas station on Musgrove Street in Clinton after a call about a shirtless man trying to steal gas from someone at the gas station.

The man then walked away from the scene and left behind a vehicle that was later determined to be stolen out of Spartanburg County.

According to the release, the man then stole a Kia Sorento from a home on Musgrove Street.

A Clinton officer then pursued the vehicle down Highway 56 South and got on the interstate.

Laurens County deputies then entered the chase in Gray Court after the driver got off the interstate.

The man then stopped at Brothers Fast Stop in Laurens, went into the store, threw change on the counter for gas and then left.

According to the sheriff’s office, the Kia Sorento was recovered Friday morning on Sandy Drive in Honea Path around 7:30 a.m.

A short time later, deputies said someone stole a 2000 model Chrysler Town & Country van from a home in the 13000 block of Highway 25 in Honea Path.

It is believed that the same man is responsible for that vehicle theft.

The van is black with a green hood.

According to the release, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the vehicle and chased the vehicle. The chase was later called off before the suspect could be apprehended.

Anyone who recognized the man is asked to call the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office at 864-984-4967 or call Crime Stoppers at 68-CRIME.

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