South Carolina Man Faces Charges after Assaulting Towing Company Owner

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Features

A Ladson, South Carolina, man was arrested Friday, August 20, after he reportedly assaulted the owner of a Newberry County towing company that towed his damaged vehicle and trailer. Jason Randolph Morris, 25, was involved in an accident on August 17. His sport utility vehicle and trailer were towed from the scene by Louis Wicker Wrecker Service, according to news reports.

Morris’ vehicle was repaired at the towing service that day so Morris could drive the vehicle. He returned to the towing service on Friday morning, reports said. The owner of the towing company, who was not named in reports, told Morris he could not claim the trailer until he paid the towing bill.

Morris then left the property, and the company owner left to get breakfast, reports said. When the owner returned he saw Morris attempting to leave with the trailer attached to his SUV. The owner confronted Morris, who, according to Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, struck the towing company owner several times with his fists. Morris then took the owner into the woods and attempted to tie him up, but the owner broke free. Morris then forced the owner into his vehicle and drove him to his house but then returned to the owner’s property where he again struck the owner and warned him not to contact law enforcement. Morris then left with the trailer, reports said.

Since the trailer was damaged, Morris dropped it off on S. C. Highway 773. A bulletin to be on the lookout for Morris was issued by Newberry authorities. After 2:00 p.m. that day, police in Charleston discovered an SUV matching Morris’ in the parking lot of a strip club. Police entered the club and apprehended Morris who reports said will be charged with first-degree burglary, kidnapping, carjacking and grand larceny.