Suspect wanted in multi-county, multi-state manhunt now in custody, Newberry deputies say

(Laurens County Sheriff's Office / November 20, 2020) 

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Tracy Parsons (Newberry Co. Sheriff's Office)

Newberry, SC (FOX Carolina) - Friday morning, deputies with the Newberry County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Tracy Glenn Parsons, wanted in a multi-county, multi-state manhunt. 

According to the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Parsons was arrested on Thursday around 4:00 pm near South Carolina Highway 252.

Deputies say Parsons was wanted in connection to a violent home invasion and car theft in Newberry County, a car theft in Laurens County and a third theft in West Virginia. The Laurens County Sheriff's Office says Parsons is being charged with the following: 

  • Two counts of larceny
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Two counts of burglary
  • Attempted murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Armed robbery 
  • Possession of a weapon during a violent crime
  • Driving under suspension
  • Resisting arrest

Deputies had been searching for Parsons since a Newberry home invasion that happened in late October.

In that case, Parsons was accused of pistol whipping two people in a home invasion on Dennis Dairy Lane. Deputies said after hitting the victims with the gun, he tied them up and stole their car.

The Newberry County Sheriff's Office says they will release additional information about Parsons' arrest sometime on Friday.

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