The man who was the subject of a massive manhunt in Newberry County that expanded across numerous South Carolina and Georgia counties has been arrested.
Toby Butlar Boyd, 43, was arrested in Wilcox, Georgia, Saturday late Saturday evening. Boyd was wanted in Newberry County for burglary as well as being sought by serval counties in South Carolina and Georgia for a string of burglaries and thefts.
His arrest was the result of a joint investigation of numerous agencies including the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, the State Law Enforcement Division, and the United States Marshall Service. Boyd was located hiding in an abandoned mobile home that he was living in to attempt to hide from law enforcement.
Boyd is facing numerous burglary and larceny charges in Georgia, and at some point will be extradited back to South Carolina so that formal charges can be filed in Newberry County as well as the several other counties who already have warrants on him including Aiken, McCormick, and Saluda counties.
“We are thankful for our long established partnerships with these many local, state, and federal agencies that led to this arrest,” said Sheriff Foster. “Because of the ease of mobility in our society, it is only when we work together that we can be effective in apprehend suspects like this who believe that they can use jurisdictional lines like county boundaries and state lines to elude capture.”
On February 9, 2017, Boyd fled on foot after being stopped driving a stolen truck and stolen camper in Newberry County on Mt. Bethel Garmany Road. There was an intensive manhunt for Boyd in the area of Mt. Bethel Garmany Road that expanded all the way to Keitts Crossroads. Boyd escaped the area by stealing a pickup truck. The truck was later recovered in Aiken and returned to Newberry County.
“This is a prime example of the never say quit attitude of the officers of the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Foster. “It would have been easy to move on to the next case and forget about this search, but we believe it is important to pursue and bring to justice those who victimize others. We were constantly following leads and tips and it is this dogged attitude that led to this arrest.”
No time frame for Boyd’s return to South Carolina and Newberry County has been established.