By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a carjacking that occurred late Tuesday afternoon near the city of Westminster.
The Sheriff’s Office received a call for service around 5:52pm regarding a reported carjacking in which a black 2006 Ford Mustang was taken along with the victim’s purse near the intersection of Hobson Street and Cornelia Avenue. There had reportedly been a minor accident that occurred before the vehicle was taken.
The victim gave dispatchers a description of the suspect and said the suspect was armed with a handgun. Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Division were notified and headed to the scene as the Sheriff’s Office issued an alert to surrounding agencies.
The Sheriff’s Office received word that the stolen Mustang had been located in the city of Clemson at a business near Highway 93 at Highway 76.
The Sheriff’s Office along with our law enforcement partners with the Clemson City Police Department began an investigation and began a search for two subjects who took off on foot from officers.
Investigators received word that one subject, a Hispanic male, has been taken into custody.
Officers are looking for a second suspect, who appears to be Caucasian and is possibly wearing a blue coat and tan pants. The male has short, dark hair and is possibly in his mid-20’s.
If you have any information on the location or you see someone matching the description of this second subject involved in this late Tuesday afternoon carjacking, you are asked to call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.