A South Carolina man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a rescue truck from a South Carolina fire department and bringing it to Boone.

The Watauga Democrat reports the Laurens County SC Sheriff's Office reported the vehicle was taken from the Gray Court Area Fire Department September 4.

Watauga County Sheriff's officer Major Kelly Redmon said the vehicle was spotted by a neighbor on Rainbow Trail September 5.

According to the report, deputies recalled assisting a medical call about an unconscious individual from South Carolina the day before in the same area.

Erek Strusinski, 31, of 800 Spring St., Laurens, S.C., was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

The Laurens County SC Sheriff's Office is charging Strusinski with second-degree burglary and grand larceny.

The truck was returned to the Gray Court Area Fire Department on Sept. 6.