LAURINBURG — A normal Wednesday turned into terror for several people after a Laurinburg man decided to steal a car.
Around 4:50 p.m., police were called to the Tobacco Outlet on South Main Street about a possible abduction, according to Capt. Chris Young. When officers arrived on scene, they learned that a 2016 blue Chevrolet Silverado truck had been taken with a 48-year-old woman along with an 8- and 6-year-old inside the vehicle.
Officers found that the three victims had been released on U.S. 401 and began searching that area for the truck. While investigating the area a call was made about a car crash at the intersection of Produce Market Road and McGirts Bridge Road involving a blue Silverado truck.
When they arrived on the scene with EMS, they discovered the truck had been involved in an accident with a Honda that had been traveling south on McGirts Bridge Road. Officers located the individual that had been driving the truck, placed him in custody and gave him first aid.
The Honda was driven by a 59-year-old female who, due to her injuries from the crash, was life-flighted to a hospital outside of Scotland County where she was in stable condition on Thursday.
Upon investigation, officers found that the truck had been traveling at a high rate of speed on Produce Market Road, didn’t stop at the stop sign and collided with the Honda.
Arrested was 25-year-old Corey Lavon McLean of Isabelle Street, who was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was released into the custody of the police, who charged him with three counts of first-degree kidnapping, common law robbery, communicating threats, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle. assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, three counts injury to personal property, reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign and driving at a speed greater than reasonable.
He was given a $1.275 million bond and is being held at the Scotland County Detention Center.