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4 arrested in Newberry shoplifting ring

Multiple agencies searching in Newberry for suspect in shoplifting ring
Multiple agencies searching in Newberry for suspect in shoplifting ring(Newberry County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 10:27 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Four individuals have been arrested after shoplifting and attempting to flee from deputies Wednesday morning.

Michael Winters, 56, Miranda Wiedemann, 32, Jeremy Ray 32, and Aaron Wolfferst, 28, were charged with shoplifting, conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest, according to arrest warrants.

Ray
Ray(Newberry County Sheriff's Office)
Wiedemann
Wiedemann(Newberry County Sheriff's Office)
Wolfferst
Wolfferst(Newberry County Sheriff's Office)
Winters
Winters(Newberry County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene of Love Travel Plaza after receiving a call about several suspected shoplifters at the Pilot gas station on SC-773.

Officials quickly set up a perimeter and used a K-9 tracking team to search for the two individuals. Those two were located coming out of the Love’s Store and were detained.

Shortly after deploying the K-9 tracking team the third subject was located in the woods and taken into custody without incident.

Law Enforcement was still searching for the fourth subject when a witness called 911 reporting a suspicious white male at the Dollar General on Hwy 34 at Oxner Rd. Deputies responded to the area around 1:00 p.m. and discovered the fourth subject in the parking lot and were taken into custody without incident.

Deputies have now cleared the scene at Love Travel Plaza.

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