BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) – A suspect who fled from Beaufort County deputies serving a court order Wednesday afternoon is now in custody.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) says deputies were attempting to serve the order on Lake Linden Drive around 4:15 p.m. when the individual ran away.
BCSO said a citizen called law enforcement about the suspect Wednesday night. He was apprehended near Burnt Church Road.
The suspect was armed with a knife when deputies first saw him on Lake Linden Drive, though it’s unclear if he had it during the second encounter.
Deputies took the individual — whose identity has not been released — to a medical facility for an evaluation, BCSO said.