In a recent development in Spartanburg County, an upstate tow truck driver finds himself in legal trouble after being arrested on charges of violating the county’s towing ordinance. The individual in question, identified as 47-year-old Christopher Michael Cole, faces two counts of violation of county ordinance, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.
The arrest stemmed from an incident where Cole allegedly towed 11 trucks and trailers from a Spinx gas station located on Highway 14 near Greer. Deputies investigating the matter revealed that Cole purportedly operated under the names of two different towing companies: Southern Pride Towing and Affiliation Towing. Moreover, he reportedly utilized storage lots in Wellford and Duncan as part of his towing operation.
Upon discovering these alleged violations, the sheriff’s office consulted with the county attorney’s office. Subsequently, warrants were issued for Cole’s arrest based on the findings of the investigation.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office has urged individuals who may have fallen victim to improper towing by Cole to come forward and file a report with them. This call to action underscores the seriousness with which law enforcement authorities are treating the matter, as they seek to ensure that justice is served and that individuals affected by Cole’s actions receive the necessary support and assistance.
The arrest of Christopher Michael Cole serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to towing regulations and ordinances established to protect the rights and interests of both towing companies and the public. Violations of such ordinances not only jeopardize the safety and well-being of vehicle owners but also undermine the integrity of the towing industry as a whole.
As the legal proceedings unfold, authorities remain vigilant in their efforts to uphold the law and hold accountable those who flout regulations designed to maintain order and fairness in communities like Spartanburg County.