$50,000 bond set for Georgetown manhunt suspect

Derrick Jajuan Rivera
Derrick Jajuan Rivera

GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - Officers arrested a 20-year-old man who escaped from police custody Monday at a mobile home park off of US-701, according to authorities.

According to Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown, Derrick Jajuan Rivera walked to Green Acres Trailer Park early Tuesday morning and asked for a ride into the City of Georgetown. Brown said earlier Monday, authorities initiated a reverse 911 call notifying residents to be away Rivera had escaped. When Rivera showed up at the home, the residents called police.

Brown said when officers arrived at the home, Rivera was sitting on the porch, where he was arrested and transported to the Georgetown County Detention Center. Rivera is charged with armed robbery, first degree burglary and escape.

A judge granted Rivera a $50,000 bond for his armed robbery charge during a Tuesday bond hearing. No bail was set for the additional first degree burglary and escape charges.

Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division searched for Rivera after they say he escaped under a closing doorway around 2 p.m. Monday at the county jail. Deputies said earlier Monday he escaped during a traffic stop off of South Merriman Road.

A spokesman for Georgetown Police said officers arrested Rivera in connection to an armed robbery in July. Rivera is believed to be one of three suspects connected to the crime that occurred during a poker game at a residence in Georgetown city limits.

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