Arrest from Attempted Theft

  A Woodruff man was arrested this weekend in connection with an alleged theft attempt in the Lanford area of Laurens County. 35-year-old Chad Allen Stites of 452 Branch Street, Woodruff was arrested Saturday and charged with Burglary and Malicious Damage. Deputy Jimmy Johnson states in warrants that Chad Alan Stites Sr. broke into a building on Patterson Plant Road February 22nd without consent and with intent to commit a crime therein. The Deputy further alleges that the defendant did under $1,000 in damage to property of the victim by damaging an ignition switch. Bonds were set totaling $6,052. Stites remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.