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Suspected Burglar Running from Burglary Leads to Manhunt, More Burglary Discoveries

web posted November 6, 2012

COUNTY LINE – A 911 call of a man seen running from a burglary scene Monday around 4 pm around the 2500 block of Edgefield Road (Hyw 25 south) led to a manhunt that resulted in additional burglaries being discovered during a search and another called in when a nearby homeowner came home from work. The main target of the burglar seemed to be guns.

As Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators converged on the area, the man was spotted on Mt. Zion Road prompting the Sheriff's Bloodhound Team to respond to the area. As the Bloodhound Team tracked at least one additional burglary was discovered. Another homeowner called during the same time frame reporting coming home and finding at least two guns stolen.

The original call appears to also involve the theft of guns from the home.

Deputies were alerted that the suspect was armed and they should use caution if they confronted him.

A woman also called and reported seeing the suspect with a backpack and he reportedly had her laptop with him.

Deputies secured the burglary scenes for investigators while also trying to cut off escape routes. The Bloodhounds did track to a home on the 2600 block of Edgefield Road, however, the suspect was not at the home.

The suspect was described as a white male between 5' 6" and 5' 8" tall with two backpacks, one with a Batman logo, suspected to be containing the stolen guns from the break-ins. He may have had a black scarf over his face and may have a blue hat or blue hoodie wearing blue jeans and white shoes.

The perimeter encompassed Hwy. 25, Mt. Zion Road, Wooward Lake Road and as far north as Bettis Academy Road.

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office also sent a bloodhound team to aid in the manhunt that was still underway well after 7 pm.

Further details remain unknown at this time as the investigations into the burglaries were underway at this writing.

Edgefield Daily will have a full report on Wednesday as information is released on Tuesday. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office at 803-637-5337 or 803-278-1625. The suspect was spotted earlier in the day on foot along Brightharp Road and Cardinal Drive.

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