West Columbia Police arrest car theft suspect

The West Columbia Police Department made an arrest in a car theft that in West Columbia.

On August 20 at about 9:12 am Officers received a call of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was stolen from Lizard’s Thicket at 2234 Sunset Boulevard in the West Columbia. An officer responded to the scene while others were checking different areas of the city for the vehicle.

An officer saw a vehicle matching the description at Riverbend Apartment Complex; upon approach, a white male suspect exited the vehicle and began to run on foot. After a short time, the officer lost sight of the suspect. A perimeter was established very quickly, Lexington County Sheriff’s Office was called, they responded with a K-9 and road units.

At around 10:39 am the suspect was in a wooded area just off the 700 block of Sunset Boulevard. Kenneth Ray Wooten, W/M, 42, of Swansea, was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny and Breaking into a Motor Vehicle.