Deputies arrest man accused of stealing, then abandoning deputy’s vehicle

VIDEO: Georgetown deputy’s vehicle stolen, recovered

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man they say slipped out of handcuffs and stole a sheriff’s office vehicle.

Investigators arrested 38-year-old Samuel Adam Robinson on charges of larceny, failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension, resisting arrest and possession of a weapon by a felon, deputies say.

The Georgetown Police Department also has a warrant for Robinson’s arrest on charges of armed robbery in connection with a Nov. 8 incident at a Walmart.

A post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page states Robinson slipped out of handcuffs after being placed in the back seat of a deputy’s Chevy Tahoe, climbed into the front seat and drove away. The theft, the post states, happened in the Kent Road-Tallowtree Road area near Andrews.

Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Leslie said the vehicle was recovered on Indian Hunt Road undamaged with all gear intact.

Evidence recovered from the vehicle left behind by Robinson is believed to be related to the armed robbery incident in Georgetown, Leslie said.

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