By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)——————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man on multiple charges late yesterday afternoon, including a charge of Carjacking.
33 year old Timothy Ryan Long, Sr. of Forest Hill Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 5:35pm.
A deputy responded to an address on Pickens Road near Westminster in regards to a reported assault. Once deputies arrived on scene, information from the complainant revealed that Long had not assaulted the victim but had got in front of the victims vehicle to prevent the complainant from leaving, then jumped on the vehicles hood and kicked the windshield. The victim got out of the vehicle. Long then proceeded to get in the vehicle and drive down the driveway but the victim was not aware of the direction of travel.
Dispatch relayed the type of vehicle that Long was driving, a light blue Kia Spectra with the windshield kicked in. A deputy responding to the call made contact with the vehicle on Highway 183 at Old Walhalla Highway. The deputy activated the blue lights and sirens and tried to initiate a traffic stop but the driver, Long, would not pull over and proceeded down Highway 183 towards Walhalla.
As the pursuit continued, another deputy deployed stop sticks along a portion of Highway 183, which Long ran over. The vehicle drove about 75 yards, according to the deputy, and then pulled over to the side of the road. Long was arrested without incident and was transported to the Detention Center.
Long was charged in an Uniform Traffic Ticket with Driving Under Suspension and booked in on a Temporary Custody Order until warrants were obtained today charging Long with the Carjacking charge, Malicious Injury to Personal Property and Failure to Stop for a Blue Light.