Crime & Public Safety

Jasper Co. officials arrest 2 of 4 suspects who allegedly shot at police. Manhunt suspended

A manhunt has been suspended in Jasper County after several suspects fired at officers Monday afternoon, according to Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook at 1:41 p.m. that “subjects” shot at deputies after they were stopped in a traffic stop and ran near the intersection of Cotton Hill Road and Smith Drive and Tye Branch Road in rural Jasper County.

Later Monday evening, the Sheriff’s Office announced that two of those four suspects were apprehended, but their identities have not yet been released.

“We have received information to believe that the remaining two suspects have left the area,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook. “These two suspects have been identified, and warrants are pending for their arrest. With this acquired information regarding these suspects, it is believed that there is no longer an immediate threat to the area.”

Officials said earlier the men were “all armed and dangerous.”

Jasper County officials said Highway 462 between Highway 321 (Cotton Hill Road) and Highway 601 was closed for several hours Monday. It was later reopened.

Last week, the Sheriff’s Office and Hardeeville Police Department were searching for an unidentified suspect in the area of 10-mile marker on I-95. The suspect, considered armed and dangerous, was arrested several hours later and charged with kidnapping, carjacking and armed robbery, Hardeeville Police Chief Sam Woodward previously told the Island Packet.

This story will be updated.