COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a couple wanted for a string of thefts in the Lowcountry.
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of John Bowen Jr. and Cayce Trivett.
According to the sheriff’s office, Trivett surrendered herself to investigators, while Bowen was captured by deputies after a short man hunt.
“We would like to thank the community and surrounding communities for sharing this information that led to the capturing of these individuals,” CCSO officials said.
Deputies say Bowen is also accused of stealing a kayak from the August Highway area near the Dorchester County line, and authorities had believed he was possibly on the Edisto River during the search for him.
The sheriff’s office had released surveillance images showing two people wanted for questioning in several thefts that happened in the areas of Cottageville, Augusta Highway and Pierce Road.
A Facebook post on the agency’s page stated the pair had, at that time, last been seen in the 2000 block of Augusta Highway.
Deputies said there was a heavy law enforcement presence in the area of August Highway Wednesday morning related to the case.
Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.