ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – A burglary suspect who assaulted a deputy on St. Helena Island is still on the run, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).
Early Tuesday afternoon, deputies responded to a report of a possible burglary near Oaks Plantation and located two male subjects near the home.
According to BCSO, one of the subjects cooperated but the other “assaulted a deputy and fled on foot.”
K-9 units were called to the scene to search the area for the suspect. After a few hours, he was not found, according to BCSO.
Deputies and investigators have since cleared from the scene.
BCSO describes the individual as African American; an approximate age was not provided.