Laurens County Deputies were dispatched on a possible case of assault, kidnapping and car theft at 8:52 last night. Deputies located the vehicle on the side of US 76 at Sunset Boulevard outside Clinton, with a flat tire. As officers talked with people involved, they determined that charges regarding any possible assault or kidnapping would require further consultation. An individual was arrested on other charges in the case.
51-year-old Joel Timothy Simmons of 141 Post Drive, Clinton is charged in tickets with Public Disorderly Conduct and with an Open Container violation. He was placed in the Johnson Detention Center, with charges expected to be filed today on charges of Assaulting a Deputy and Use of a Vehicle without Owners Consent.