UPDATE: Police arrest burglary, domestic violence suspect in Burton

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BURTON S.C. (WSAV) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) says deputies arrested a man involved in a violent domestic incident in Burton.

Deputies first responded to a call of domestic violence early Saturday morning.

Police say a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend — 34-year-old Robert Washington Jr. — broke into her home, assaulted her and stole her cell phone.

Police say the woman lives somewhere in Taylor’s Mobile Home Park in Burton.

Washington ran away after the assault. Beaufort County Sheriff’s deputies, Port Royal Police officers and South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers surrounded the area.

Officers quickly found Washington, chased him and arrested him shortly after.

Washington faces charges of fleeing to evade arrest for two active warrants. More charges are under review.

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