Suspect caught, LCSO reports
Joseph Edgar Akins wanted by the Laurens County Sheriff's Office for attempted murder, grand larceny and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in connection with an incident on Sept.12 in Gray Court, has been apprehended.
Akins was apprehended at approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning at a residence on Bethel Grove Church Road in Gray Court without incident.
The grand larceny charge stems from the theft of a vehicle and two pistols as Akins fled the crime scene on on Sept. 12th. Akins has been transported to the Johnson Detention Center where he awaits the booking process. Akins has a scheduled bond hearing at 4 p.m. today.
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The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medical personnel responded to a call at 484 Marler Road in Gray Court this morning after receiving a call at 10:05 a.m. that a man had been possibly shot and cut.
The victim was flown to Greenville Hospital. The Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and Response Team (SORT) was activated and dispatched to the location as the subject was believed to possibly be in the residence on Marler Road. A search warrant for the residence was obtained in addition to an arrest warrant for Attempted Murder for 27 year old Joseph Edgar Akins.
SORT made entry into the residence and searched the surrounding buildings but Akins has not been located. Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is also assisting in the search with K9 units. The State Law Enforcement has also been called and is en route to assist in processing the crime scene.
Joseph Edgar Akins is described as a white male approximately 5’11” tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds. Akins is believed to the step son of the victim.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office.