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Appling Man Follows Woman Down Driveway & Makes Quick U-Turn as Husband Appears!

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A Columbia County man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly following a female motorist through town and down her long driveway in Appling, authorities said.

But Guy DeVore did a quick U-turn in the yard last Thursday when the woman’s husband appeared, according to a sheriff’s report.

On April 15, the victim said she was traveling westbound on Washington Road at the intersection of William Few Parkway when a white GMC Sierra approached from behind her, flashing its lights.

“The female victim thinking that the driver of the GMC Sierra wanted to pass her, pulled into the Publix parking lot to let him go by, but the vehicle followed her into the parking lot. The victim then exited the parking lot turning right back onto Washington Road making the left at Old Washington, where the vehicle continued to closely follow her,” a sheriff’s report says. “The driver of the GMC followed the victim to her residence and into her driveway. The victim’s husband attempted to approach the GMC, but the driver backed up and yelled out the window, ‘I will be back.'”

During the encounter, the driveway and solar lights were damaged, the report says.

DeVore was finally arrested Wednesday night for simple assault and criminal trespass. He has been released on $2,200 bond.

DeVore, 55, of Appling, is a local businessman whose son, Bentley DeVore, was charged with the vehicular homicide of a young woman last year.

WGAC’s Austin Rhodes reported on an effort by the elder DeVore to get his son off, a plot recorded as they talked at the jail.

Guy DeVore was also connected to a 2019 chase in Burke County that spanned more than 40 miles and exceeded speeds of 130 miles per hour. The chase ended in his arrest and hundreds of dollars in damage to a Burke County peanut field, according to media reports.

 

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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