Crime & Public Safety

Update: After multiple searches, police capture armed, dangerous fugitive in Jasper Co.

Jasper County Sheriff's Office

After searches Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, an “armed and dangerous” fugitive who ran from U.S. Marshals out of Georgia was found in Jasper County, according to multiple Jasper County Sheriff’s Office news releases.

The first search began Friday afternoon in the Levy area, an initial release at 2:40 p.m. Friday said. Deputies searched for the man throughout the afternoon with help from other agencies, a helicopter, and K-9 teams.

The search was suspended that night, an 8:25 p.m. news release said.

Law enforcement continued searching for the man Saturday morning, located him, and took him into custody, according to a Saturday afternoon news release.

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Maj. Bob Bromage said their department’s bloodhound team helped with the search.

The man was described only as a white male in his 30s wearing a black tank top and blue jeans. None of the releases from Jasper County Sheriff’s Office does not include the man’s name or what he is charged with.

Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.
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