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TOBY B. BOYD


After more than a month of searching across multiple South Carolina and Georgia counties, Georgia officers arrested a man wanted out of several Lakelands counties, according to an email alert from the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office.

Toby Butlar Boyd, 42, was arrested in Wilcox, Georgia Saturday and was wanted in Newberry County for burglary, as well as being sought by several other counties in connection with a string of burglaries and thefts, authorities said Monday.

Boyd was found hiding in an abandoned mobile home, the email said, and will at some point be extradited back to South Carolina so that formal charges can be filed in Newberry, Aiken, McCormick and Saluda counties.

On Feb. 9, Boyd ran from officers after they stopped him driving a stolen truck with a stolen camper in Newberry County, the email said. Officers searched for him in the area of Mt. Bethel Garmany Road, and expanded to search to Keitts Crossroads, but Boyd escaped by stealing a pickup truck, the email said.

The truck was later found in Aiken and returned to Newberry County, the email said.

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office worked with the State Law Enforcement Division and the U.S. Marshall Service during the investigation.