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Carjackings, river rescue precede man's arrest

Posted June 24, 2011
Updated June 25, 2011

— A North Carolina man was arrested Thursday in South Carolina after a series of carjackings that culminated in a water rescue.

Police in Horry County said Gregory Allen Spry, 44, of Laurinburg, carjacked a vehicles, wrecked it, stole a second vehicle and tried to jump it over the Waccamaw River.

He almost cleared the river, but landed in the water on the far side and was severely injured, police said. A citizen pulled him from the car as police paddled a canoe to reach him.

Spry was being treated at a local hospital Friday, where he was listed in critical condition and was in police custody.


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  • Skywatch_NC Jun 24, 2011

    What goes around comes around.

  • mikeyj Jun 24, 2011

    This one might just get the death penalty.

  • rescuefan Jun 24, 2011

    Exactly what I was thinking RebeYell55!

  • etsisk Jun 24, 2011

    good lord, there's always one... sheesh.

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 24, 2011

    Smokey and the Bandit.... lol

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  • csellers01 Jun 24, 2011

    what a "un-smart" individual.