A Grovetown man was arrested early Wednesday after he lied to and hid from a Columbia County sheriff's deputy.
Sean Patrick Egan, 24, of Al Dempsey Road, was charged for providing false information to authorities, according to a sheriff's office report.
A deputy saw a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a Plymouth Road home in Martinez at about 1 a.m. A man, later identified as Egan, was standing beside the Toyota Corrolla looking into the open passenger door.
Because of a large number of entering autos in the area, the deputy approached the man and saw a woman in the car passenger seat. Both refused to show identification, but gave the deputy their names and dates of birth.
After checking the information, the deputy found no warrants for the woman, but Sean Brown, the name Egan gave, was not on file. As the deputy checked, Egan stepped onto the porch of the house, where the homeowner came out to see what was going on.
Egan stepped inside and ran out the back door. The deputy found him hiding in the back of a truck in the backyard. Egan then gave the deputy his true identification. He was wanted through a Florida agency and was arrested.
Egan was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on Thursday on a $1,600 bond, according to jail records.