Law enforcement officials from both the Edgefield Police Department and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of naked man in the town of Edgefield around nine o’clock Saturday evening, Oct. 19.
According to Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter, the 46 year old Johnston man had apparently begun to undress at Edgefield Fuel and finished his disrobing in front of the theatre. From there, the man raced to the laundromat where he attempted to steal a patrol vehicle. Law enforcement officials were able to apprehend the suspect before he was able to flee the scene.
The suspect was subsequently evaluated by EMS and transported to Aiken Regional Medical Center for a mental evaluation. The man was not charged, and no injuries were reported in this incident.