BCSO: Burglary suspect assaulted deputy, fled scene on St. Helena Island

Crime & Safety

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.

Anyone with information on the incident can call BCSO at 843-255-3200. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111 or through the P3 Tips app.

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