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Man intentionally crashed into truck containing 5 people, says sheriff

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Lexington County deputies have arrested a Pelion man after identifying him during their work on a stolen truck case that started last year.

Andrew Michael Williams, 37, is charged with five counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, one count of grand larceny and one count of criminal conspiracy, according to arrest warrants.

“This all started Christmas Eve when, according to investigative interviews and security video from a Swansea gas station, Williams stole a flatbed tow truck from the business’s parking lot,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Williams was driving the stolen truck in the 200 block of Fallaw Road when he intentionally collided with another truck.”

Frick

Christopher Frick, 27, conspired with Williams to steal the truck, according to Koon. Deputies arrested Frick, a Gaston resident, on charges related to the incident days after Christmas.

“There were five people in the truck Williams crashed into,” Koon said. “They were all injured in the collision.”

Investigators arrested Williams Thursday. He’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.

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