Sheriff’s office: South Carolina father who abducted children has been arrested

Sheriff’s office: South Carolina father who abducted children has been arrested
Authorities say a South Carolina father who abducted two children has been captured. Officials with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office say Tommy Lee Toland was arrested in Calhoun County. (Source: SLED)

NEWBERRY, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities say a South Carolina father who abducted two children in Newberry has been captured.

Officials with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office say Tommy Lee Toland was arrested in Calhoun County.

“He will be returned to Newberry County to face charges,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

The two children missing were found safe.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said Toland, identified as a non-custodial father, took the two children from Brown Chapel Circle in Newberry at 10 a.m.

According to SLED officials, Toland is a registered sex offender, and threatened to kill the family and burn the house.

Authorities say the abducted children were located by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

A report states that Calhoun County deputies found the children in the car, and they appeared to be unharmed.

The sheriff’s office has warrants for Toland for burglary and two counts of kidnapping.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division say they are searching for Tommy Lee Toland, identified as a non-custodial father, who took the children from the Brown Chapel Circle in Newberry, South Carolina at 10 a.m.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division say they are searching for Tommy Lee Toland, identified as a non-custodial father, who took the children from the Brown Chapel Circle in Newberry, South Carolina at 10 a.m. (Source: SLED)

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