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Deputies: Man steals car, runs from scene of fiery crash

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Nathan Heaton (Courtesy: Oconee County Sheriff’s Office) Nathan Heaton (Courtesy: Oconee County Sheriff’s Office)
MOUNTAIN REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office charged a Mountain Rest man with Grand Larceny in connection to a vehicle theft reported on Westminster Highway on Friday.

The victim told deputies that he saw Nathan Heaton drive off in a 2000 Dodge Stratus which Heaton did not have permission to drive.

Deputies said that vehicle was later involved in a fiery crash in which the driver had fled the scene on West Bryant Road in West Union.

Heaton later went to the emergency room at the Oconee Medical Center with injuries from the crash, where deputies said he admitted to stealing the vehicle and leaving the accident scene.

Deputies said Nathan Heaton, of Metcalfe Road, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center after he was released from the hospital Saturday morning. Heaton also had an outstanding General Sessions Bench Warrant dated Aug. 1 2014 on drug charges, deputies said.

Heaton is being held at the Oconee County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

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