Charges for 3 Suspects

No bond was set during arraignment of the driver involved in a Sheriff’s pursuit this week. 36-year-old Toby Christopher Horne of 9954 Highway 101 South, Gray Court has been served with seven warrants in connection with Tuesday’s police pursuit and with an alleged break-in and theft on Monday. Warrants charging Grand Larceny and 2nd Degree Burglary accuse Horne of taking a black utility trailer and a 2011 Honda Rincon 680 four-wheeler valued at $4,400 Monday, as well as entering a building on Long Branch Church Road, Clinton without permission of the owner and with intent to commit a crime therein.

Charges from the interaction with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday include 2nd Offense Driving under Suspension, for allegedly driving a 1987 Dodge truck on Interstate 385 Tuesday while his driver’s license was suspended. An Habitual Offender warrant states that an investigation by Deputy Richey indicates that Horne is an habitual offender for driving with a suspended driver’s license.

A Failure to Stop for a Blue Light warrant states that he failed to stop the pickup Tuesday when signaled by a police vehicle with flashing lights and siren. He’s also accused of Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm, alleging he hand a handgun in his possession Tuesday without authority to possess it.

In an Enhanced Receiving Stolen Goods warrant, Toby Christopher Horne is accused of having a pickup in his possession that had been stolen. A Sheriff’s Office statement this week indicated that the pickup truck Horne reportedly wrecked on I-385 following the Tuesday police pursuit had been stolen out of Spartanburg County.

An Enhanced charge of Receiving Stolen Goods was the only warrant served on the two other people arrested Tuesday following the chase. 47-year-old Nikkie Lee Fields and 47-year-old Darrell Scott Ellason, both of 109 Martindale Drive, Simpsonville, remained in the Laurens County Detention Center this morning with cash or surety bonds for each set at $10,000.