Stolen vehicle suspect arrested in Anderson Co.

Kendrick Kenajee Kay

ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – Anderson Co. deputies says they have arrested a man that may have stolen a vehicle in Mauldin.

They say the vehicle, a white Kia, was abandoned on Howland Rd. near Highway 28.

The Kia was reported as stolen with Mauldin Police Thursday afternoon.

Deputies say Kendrick Kenajee Kay, 23, of Anderson was taken into custody following a chase.

They say deputies were flagged down by a citizen on south Murray Ave. and East Shockley Ferry Road saying that her car had just been involved in a minor collision.

As deputies approached the scene, a white Kia sedan fled the area.

Deputies say they chased the car for a short distance until it stopped in the middle of Howland Drive, where the driver abandoned the vehicle and ran.

K-9’s found the driver, identified as Kay, at the home of a family member.

He has been charged by Anderson County with failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension and violation of the open container law.

Charges were also filed against Kay by the South Carolina Highway Patrol for offenses related to the collision.

In addition, a hold has been placed on Kay by the Sheriff’s Office pending a warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle.

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