South Carolinans arrested in Lavonia
Two Pickens County residents, one wanted for escape from a work detail, were corralled Tuesday in Lavonia, Georgia. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports that Lavonia police were first alerted to the pair when one of them approached a Lavonia officer, exhibiting a bizarre behavior and asking strange questions. The police then kept their eyes on the two and saw their vehicle ignoring a stop sign. A chase resulted in stopping the suspects’ vehicle, a Honda Accord that proved to have been stolen from a Pendleton, South Carolina car lot. The police placed the pair in custody. Thirty-five year old Central resident Jason Bryan Ihnatiuk is charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving on a suspended license, possession of a stolen tag, theft by receiving stolen tools, theft by receiving a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamines, and possession of drug-related objects. Twenty-seven-year-old Leslie Ann Lothery of Liberty is charged with possession of drug-related objects, theft by receiving stolen tools, theft by receiving a stolen vehicle, and hindering the apprehension of a criminal. Lavonia Chief Bruce Carlisle said Ihnatiuk walked off from a prison work detail in Pickens County.