Sheriff: Thieves take 2 guns from deputy’s patrol vehicle

November 13, 2018

GREER, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s office in South Carolina says two weapons have been stolen from a deputy’s unlocked sports utility patrol vehicle.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Lt. Ryan Flood said in a news release the weapons were stolen early Monday from a vehicle near Greer.

Flood says that surveillance footage showed two suspects in hooded sweat shirts approach the victim’s vehicles before entering the patrol vehicle and taking an M4 rifle, a .38 revolver and four magazines of ammunition.

Flood says the vehicle was not locked.

Authorities say Anderson County deputies found the rifle and body armor Tuesday and arrested 22-year-old Quincent Hayes. The pistol has not been found.

It wasn’t known if Hayes had a lawyer.

The deputy’s name was not released.

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