Man accused of sexually assaulting minor on St. Helena Island extradited from Upstate

Crime & Safety

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — A 66-year-old man is behind bars in Beaufort County, accused of sexually assaulting a minor last year on St. Helena Island.

Larry Atchley was arrested by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Saturday and extradited to the Beaufort County Detention Center where he was booked Monday night.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for Atchley since Friday afternoon. They issued an alert for the wanted man saying he was believed to be in Upstate South Carolina.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, an anonymous tip helped deputies locate Atchley in a camper outside of a home on Highway 215.

An incident report says Atchley willingly gave himself up to the deputy after he knocked on the door of the camper.

He remains in jail in Beaufort County at this time, facing one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the third degree.

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