Theft, Then Escape

An escape from Laurens police Sunday afternoon was alleged with a warrant served yesterday. Laurens Police arrested 20-year-old Samuel William Harmon of 56 Angel Court, Laurens Sunday. Master Patrol Officer Jones issued tickets on East Main Street charging Mr. Harmon with Shoplifting at 4:15 pm Sunday and with Petit Larceny at 5:45 Sunday afternoon, both on East Main Street.

An Escape warrant served yesterday alleges an escape Sunday at Walmart. The warrant cites an investigation of Officer Jones as indicating that on June 9th at 922 East Main Street in Laurens Mr. Harmon escaped custody after being placed under a lawful arrest for Shoplifting Sunday.

During an appearance in Laurens Municipal Court yesterday, a $1,000 personal recognizance bond was set on the Shoplifting ticket while a $5,000 cash or surety bond was set on the charge of Escape. Samuel William Harmon remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.