Break-In Suspect in Custody

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and SLED captured a suspect wanted for at least one home break-in in the Gray Court area last night. Deputies reportedly located the suspect’s pickup truck, apparently wrecked in a ditch and loaded with stolen items. The Sheriff’s Office responded to some three cases overnight where the suspect was trying to steal vehicles in order to escape the area. A SLED helicopter and SLED dog team were also brought in to assist the Sheriff’s Office in the search for the suspect. A dog led a Sheriff’s Investigator and SLED agent to the suspect, who was reportedly tazed in order to bring him into custody around 5:00 this morning.