SC man arrested minutes after stealing car equipped with GPS
PENDELTON, S.C. — A man accused of stealing a car from a dealership was arrested only minutes after the theft, according to the sheriff’s office.
Lt. Sheila Cole said 24-year-old Matthew Sammons, of Anderson, went to Fisher & Fisher Enterprises in Pendleton where he spoke with the owner about buying a car.
While the owner was assisting other customers, Cole said Sammons stole a 1996 Ford Mustang.
She said the car was equipped with a GPS tracking device.
The device led deputies to Saddlers Creek Campground where Sammons was arrested only a few minutes after the theft, according to Cole.
Cole said he was recently released from the detention center on June 7 in connection with a use of vehicle without permission charge.