Kidnapping Suspect On The Run

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The Pickens County Police Department is searching for a suspect wanted for attempted murder and kidnapping.

Investigators say the suspect, Marco Vaught, kidnapped a woman and shot another woman. 

According to police, Vaught kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, Rebecca Purry, at 1am Wednesday, while she was at her aunt’s home on Pendleton Street.

Purry’s aunt was shot during the kidnapping and rushed to hospital where, local media is reporting, she later died. The coroner identified Purry’s aunt as Claudette Purry, 54, of Pendleton Street in Pickens.

The 36-year-old Vaught is around 5'6" tall and weighs about 150 pounds. 

The kidnapping victim, Rebecca Marie Purry, 28-years-old, stands at 5’4" tall and weighs around 145 pounds.

Vaught drives a black 2000 GMC Denali with North Carolina license plate FLM9930. Police believe Vaught to be armed, dangerous, and heading towards Tabor City, NC. 

If you see or have any information please contact Pickens City Police Department at 864-878-6366 or your local Police Agency.