Kershaw County deputies arrested two suspected car thieves Sunday, after they say one man led police bloodhounds on a chase through woods and a swamp.
Ty Rik Linnard Jacquez Gaffney, 18, from St. Matthews, and Shane Edward Glover, 18, from Orangeburg, were charged with receiving stolen goods (possession of a stolen vehicle) and petty larceny.
The chase kicked off when a deputy responded to the area of Norris Avenue in Camden regarding complaints of a speeding SUV, officials said. The deputy spotted the SUV parked in a yard of a home in that area.
A records check showed that the vehicle had been stolen from Orangeburg, according to the sheriff’s office. Gaffney and Glover fled out the home’s back door as more deputies arrived, officials said.
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A deputy quickly caught Gaffney, but Glover fled on foot with police in pursuit, officials said.
The bloodhound team tracked Glover for more than an hour through woods and a swamp, and several citizens helped deputies by pointing out the direction that Glover was heading.
“We always encourage citizen help and will take it whenever we can,” Sheriff Jim Matthews said.
Deputies were able to surround the area where Glover was moving, call out to him, and arrest him.
Kershaw County investigators are working with Orangeburg County authorities, where additional charges are pending regarding the theft of the vehicle, officials said.