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Deputies: Gunman captured after manhunt led to discovery of Upstate meth lab

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Andrew Eaton (Source: LCSO) Andrew Eaton (Source: LCSO)
Timothy Morrow (Source: LCSO) Timothy Morrow (Source: LCSO)
Meth lab uncovered in Gray Court (Jan. 18, 2018/FOX Carolina) Meth lab uncovered in Gray Court (Jan. 18, 2018/FOX Carolina)
Deputies on scene of investigation (Source: iWitness) Deputies on scene of investigation (Source: iWitness)
GRAY COURT, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Laurens County Sheriff's Office said an investigation into a shooting led to the discovery of a drug operation.

Deputies said on Tuesday they were called to Hillcrest Hospital after a male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Deputies said the victim was able to detail the location of the shooting and the gunman's name, leading them to a home in the 2900 block of Cowens Bridge Road.

The suspect, 37-year-old Andrew Christopher Eaton, fled the scene when deputies arrived, they said. After combing the wooded area for several hours, authorities were unable to locate him.

On Thursday, deputies returned to try to find Eaton but instead located an active meth lab inside the home. Deputies said 34-year-old Timothy Allen Morrow was arrested at the scene and charged with three counts of child neglect and manufacturing methamphetamine.

Deputies said Eaton, wanted for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, was captured just before 5 p.m. on Georgia Road on Friday.

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