Manhunt in 2 counties
Law enforcement officers in Laurens and Union counties are searching for a chase and crash suspect.
Authorities identify the suspect as Tallie Dewayne Avinger, 43, who had active warrants and was driving a vehicle with a stolen tag. Avinger, who has tattoos, was last seen wearting blue jean shorts and no shirt. He is a white man, 5'8", brown hair, blue eyes.
The suspect was involved in a chase this afternoon with a Laurens County deputy. Avinger fled on foot and deputies and K-9 officers are looking for him, a report said. He has an outstanding larceny warrant in Laurens County.
Union authorities said their officers are searching in the Monument Road and Blackstock Road area, and SLED agents are assisting in the investigation, a report said. The search is extending into Spartanburg County at Enoree.