Williamston man arrested after six hour chase in Georgia


John Luther Murphy, WM, 26, of Williamston, was arrested near Woodbine, Georgia, after a six-hour chase through the area’s marshes and woodlands, according to the Florida Times-Union. Murphy was wanted in connection with the February 1st Grand Larceny of a 2002 Honda Accord, which occurred at the Spinx Station on Highway 86 in Piedmont. Murphy was apprehended by Camden County Georgia deputies after he fled the scene where the stolen vehicle ran out of gas.

Anderson County investigators were notified of Murphy’s arrest when a query via the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) database indicated that Anderson County had an active warrant for his arrest.

Per investigators, Murphy will undergo an extradition hearing in Georgia before being returned to South Carolina to answer the pending Grand Larceny charge. The vehicle, which was towed to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office in St. Marys, Georgia, will be returned to the owner as soon as possible.