CHARLESTON - A Ladson man accused of assaulting and tying up a Newberry County wrecker operator Friday morning was captured hours later by Charleston police in a King Street strip club.
Jason Randolph Morris, 25, of 257 Frankie Lane will be charged with first-degree burglary, kidnapping, carjacking and grand larceny, said Newberry County sheriff’s Maj. Todd Johnson.
According to a release from the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, Morris was in a collision on Interstate 26 Tuesday and his Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle and a trailer were towed away from the scene by Louis Wicker Wrecker Service.
The wrecker service repaired the truck so that Morris could go home Tuesday, but the trailer was still damaged and it remained at the towing company, the release said.
On Friday morning, Morris allegedly went to the towing company lot on Wicker Road. The owner saw Morris on the property and told him he could not get the trailer until he paid the towing bill, the release said. Morris left the property and the owner went to breakfast.
When the owner returned, he saw Morris with the trailer hitched to the SUV and about to drive off. The owner confronted Morris, who struck the owner with his fists several times, according to the release.
For additional details, see Saturday’s editions of The Post and Courier.